publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

An Argumentation-Based Approach to Normative Practical Reasoning

Shams, Zohreh;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Dec 2015
  • Country: United Kingdom
Autonomous agents operating in a dynamic environment must be able to reason about their actions in pursuit of their goals. An additional consideration for such agents is that their actions may be constrained by norms that aim at defining an acceptable behaviour for the agents. The inclusion of normative reasoning into practical reasoning is derived from the necessity for effective mechanisms that regulate an agent’s behaviour in an open environment without compromising their autonomy. However, the conflict between agents’ individual goals and societal goals (i.e. norms) makes deciding what to do a complicated activity. Argumentation enables reasoning and decisio...
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