Project

Reasoning with Priorities: Broadening the Scope

Duration
01 October 2012 → 01 October 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theory and methodology of philosophy
    • Philosophy
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
Keywords
logic prioritized defeasible reasoning formal epistemology problem solving processes
 
Project description

In prioritized reasoning, we rely on degrees of importance, plausibility, specificity, recency, etc. to solve certain logical problems. A range of models has been proposed for these kinds of reasoning. In my project, (i) I want to further develop some of these models, and (ii) I want to study the way priorities arise in the first place.