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Reasoning with Reasons in Case-Based Comparisons

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Reasoning with Reasons in Case-Based Comparisons
In this work, we are interested in how rational decision makers reason with and about reasons in a domain, practical ethics, where they appear to reason asons symbolically in terms of both abstract moral principles and case ons. The challenge for reasoners, human and artificial, is to use abstract knowledge of reasons and principles to inform decisions about the salience of similarities and differences among cases while still accounting for a case's or problem's specific contextual circumstances. TRUTH-TELLER is a program we have developed and tested that compares pairs of cases presenting ethical dilemmas about whether to tell the truth. The program's methods for reasoning about reasons help it to make context sensitive assessments of the salience of similarities and differences.
Kevin D. Ashley, Bruce M. McLaren
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Type Conference
Year 1995
Where ICCBR
Authors Kevin D. Ashley, Bruce M. McLaren
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