Logic Reading Club: Selected Literature on Formal Argument

Date: 2022-09-30 11:22:27
Time: Every Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Zijingang Campus
Speaker: School of Philosophy
Category: Conference & Workshop

This book club is about reading literature related to formal argumentation. We hope to share the joy of research, improve understanding of formal argumentation as a field of study, and enhance academic writing skills through reading and discussing papers. We welcome interested students to participate.

Some knowledge of mathematics and mathematical writing skills will be helpful in reading the literature, and participants can develop such skills in the process of participating in the event. The following are examples of statements that will be encountered in the course of reading the literature:

Definition. An abstract argumentation framework F is a pair (A, R), where A is a set of arguments and R is a binary relation on R. If (a, b) ∈ R, we say that a attacks b.

Definition. Let S be a set of arguments and a an argument. We say that S is conflict-free, if there does not exist a, b in S such that a attacks b. We say that S defends a if for any argument b that attacks a, there exists an argument in S that attacks b.
Definition. A set of arguments S is admissible, if S is conflict-free and defends each of its elements.
Lemma. If S is admissible and S defends a, then S∪{a} is admissible.

Format of the reading club
Each event lasts 2 hours. The first hour is for student presentations on the content of the article. The second hour is for discussion, where each person expresses his or her opinion about the article. Professor LIAO Bizhui from the School of Philosophy participates in the discussion, and postdoctoral fellow CHEN Jinsheng moderates.

Contact person:

CHEN Jinsheng, email:jinshengchen@zju.edu.cn

Time and Place
Every Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the fall and winter semesters (see the table below for details)
307, Meng Minwei Building, Zijingang Campus

Reading Materials
1.  Baroni, P., Gabbay, D., Giacomin, M., & Van der Torre, L. (2018). Handbook of formal argumentation. (参考)
2.  Gabbay, D. M., Giacomin, M., Simari, G. R., & Thimm, M. (2021).  Journal of Applied Logics: Special Issue on Formal argumentation. (部分)
3.  Rahwan, I., & Simari, G. R. (Eds.). (2009). Argumentation in artificial intelligence (Vol. 47). Heidelberg: Springer. (部分)
1.  Amgoud, L. (2012, July). Five weaknesses of ASPIC+. In International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in  Knowledge-Based Systems (pp. 122-131). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
2.  Modgil, S. (2009). Reasoning about preferences in argumentation frameworks. Artificial intelligence, 173(9-10), 901-934.
3.  Modgil, S., & Prakken, H. (2013). A general account of argumentation with preferences. Artificial Intelligence, 195, 361-397.
4.  Verheij, B. (2012). Clarifying some misconceptions on the ASPIC+ framework. Computational Models of Argument: Proceedings of COMMA 2012, 245, 442.