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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.003.0007

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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