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John F. Horty

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199744077

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.001.0001

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Skepticism and floating conclusions

Skepticism and floating conclusions

(p.169) Chapter 7 Skepticism and floating conclusions
Reasons as Defaults

John F. Horty

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses the problem of characterizing skeptical reasoning in the face of multiple extensions, and in particular, the problems presented by the phenomenon of floating conclusions: situations in which the same conclusion is supported by different, and conflicting, defeasible arguments.

Keywords:   skepticism, defeasible arguments, argument paths, floating conclusions

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