Argumentation-based normative practical reasoning

Zohreh Shams*, Marina De Vos, Nir Oren, Julian Padget, Ken Satoh

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Reasoning about what is best for an agent to do in a particular situation is a challenging task. What makes it even more challenging in a dynamic environment is the existence of norms that aim to regulate a self-interested agent’s behaviour. Practical reasoning is reasoning about what to do in a given situation, particularly in the presence of conflicts between the agent’s practical attitude such as goals, plans and norms. In this paper we: (i) introduce a formal model for normative practical reasoning that allows an agent to plan for multiple and potentially conflicting goals and norms at the same time (ii) identify the best plan(s) for the agent to execute by means of argumentation schemes and critical questions (iii) justify the best plan(s) via an argumentation-based persuasion dialogue for grounded semantics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Applications of Formal Argumentation - 3rd International Workshop, TAFA 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsElizabeth Black, Sanjay Modgil, Nir Oren
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783319284590
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation, TAFA 2015 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 25 Jul 201526 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


Conference3rd International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argumentation, TAFA 2015
CityBuenos Aires


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