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The development of computationally informed formalisms for reasoning with defeasible rules affords new accounts of familiar forms of reasoning. This paper points to recent accounts of defeasible reasoning and portrays analogy, decision, and theory-formation as essentially defeasible, in the same way that statistical reasoning has been portrayed. Each portrayal depends largely on the idea of partial computation, which is inherent in actual reasoning, largely ignored by past formalisers, and formalizable now.
Loui, R. P., "Analogy, Decision, and Theory-Formation as Defeasible Reasoning" Report Number: WUCS-93-39 (1993). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.
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