A review of proposed principles of causal non-monotonic reasoning

  • Patrick Marchisella Griffith University


Within Non-monotonic Reasoning, numerous principles of causal reasoning have been proposed. Many of these principles have been viewed as desirable in formalisms that reason with causality, and have been widely adopted throughout the literature. We provide a critique of these principles, evaluate their suitability for characterising and formulating causal non-monotonic reasoning, and find that most are unsuitable. Further, we discuss a new approach to causal non-monotonic reasoning motivated by how humans typically reason with causality.


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MARCHISELLA, Patrick. A review of proposed principles of causal non-monotonic reasoning. The Australasian Journal of Logic, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 3, p. 14`1-157, may 2020. ISSN 1448-5052. Available at: <https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/ajl/article/view/5705>. Date accessed: 02 july 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.26686/ajl.v17i3.5705.