Argument Evaluation and Evidence by Douglas WaltonArgument Evaluation and Evidence by Douglas Walton

Argument Evaluation and Evidence

byDouglas Walton

Hardcover | August 13, 2015

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This monograph poses a series of key problems of evidential reasoning and argumentation. It then offers solutions achieved by applying recently developed computational models of argumentation made available in artificial intelligence. Each problem is posed in such a way that the solution is easily understood. The book progresses from confronting these problems and offering solutions to them, building a useful general method for evaluating arguments along the way. It provides a hands-on survey explaining to the reader how to use current argumentation methods and concepts that are increasingly being implemented in more precise ways for the application of software tools in computational argumentation systems. It shows how the use of these tools and methods requires a new approach to the concepts of knowledge and explanation suitable for diverse settings, such as issues of public safety and health, debate, legal argumentation, forensic evidence, science education, and the use of expert opinion evidence in personal and public deliberations.

Title:Argument Evaluation and EvidenceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.25 inPublished:August 13, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319196251

ISBN - 13:9783319196251

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.- Chapter 1: Introduction to Argument and Explanation.- Chapter 2: Inference to the Best Explanation.- Chapter 3: A Dialogue System for Evaluating Explanations.- Chapter 4: Evaluating Expert Opinion Evidence.- Chapter 5: Attribution of a Painting to Leonardo da Vinci.- Chapter 6: Argument from Correlation to Causation.- Chapter 7: Knowledge and Inquiry.- Chapter 8: Evidence and Argument Evaluation.- index.

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"The book is an easy-to-follow manuscript, employing simple and clear language suitable for both experts and nonexperts. . It is a good resource for those practitioners interested in the explanations of knowledge and conflicting evidence occurring in domains such as public safety, health, debate, science education, and legal argumentation." (Luca Longo, Computing Reviews, February, 2016)