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Type of publication:Inproceedings
Entered by:MN
TitlePractical reasoning using values - Giving meaning to values
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Booktitle Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent System (ArgMAS 2009), at the 8th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2009)
Year published 2009
Month May
Location 12 May 2009, Budapest, Hungary
Keywords argumentation,value systems,practical reasoning
Each person holds numerous values that represent what is believed to be important. As a result, our values influence our behavior and play a role in practical reasoning. Various argumentation approaches use values to justify actions, but they assume a function that determines what values a state or action promotes and demotes. However, this is often open for debate, since values are abstract and can be interpreted in many ways. After giving an overview of how values are defined in social psychology, this paper defines values as preferences and introduces several argument schemes to reason about preferences. These schemes are used to give meaning to values and to determine whether values are promoted or demoted. Furthermore, value systems are used for practical reasoning and allow resolving conflicts when pursuing your values. An example is given of how the new argument schemes can be used to do practical reasoning using values.
Weide, Tom van der
Dignum, Frank
Meyer, John-Jules
Prakken, Henry
Vreeswijk, Gerard
Total mark: 5