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Flexibility in Ceteris Paribus Reasoning
, 2011
"... Abstract: Ceteris Paribus clauses in reasoning are used to allow for defeaters of norms, rules or laws, such as in von Wright [5]’s example “I prefer my raincoat over my umbrella, everything else being equal”. In [3, 4], a logical analysis is offered in which sets of formulas Γ, embedded in modal op ..."
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Abstract: Ceteris Paribus clauses in reasoning are used to allow for defeaters of norms, rules or laws, such as in von Wright [5]’s example “I prefer my raincoat over my umbrella, everything else being equal”. In [3, 4], a logical analysis is offered in which sets of formulas Γ, embedded in modal
The Ceteris Paribus Structure . . .
, 2015
"... The article introduces a ceteris paribus modal logic, called CP, interpreted on the equivalence classes induced by finite sets of propositional atoms. This logic is studied and then used to embed three logics of strategic interaction, namely atemporal STIT, the coalition logic of propositional contr ..."
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The article introduces a ceteris paribus modal logic, called CP, interpreted on the equivalence classes induced by finite sets of propositional atoms. This logic is studied and then used to embed three logics of strategic interaction, namely atemporal STIT, the coalition logic of propositional
Ceteris Paribus Laws and the Human Sciences
"... In opposition to the traditional conception of scientific laws as universal and exceptionless generalizations that hold everywhere and throughout all times, some philosophers of science have proposed the idea of a ceteris paribus law (CP law), i.e., a law that is true “all else being equal”, in the ..."
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In opposition to the traditional conception of scientific laws as universal and exceptionless generalizations that hold everywhere and throughout all times, some philosophers of science have proposed the idea of a ceteris paribus law (CP law), i.e., a law that is true “all else being equal
Representing Preferences as Ceteris Paribus Comparatives
 In DecisionTheoretic Planning: Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, 69–75, AAAI
, 1994
"... Abstract Decisiontheoretic preferences specify the relative desirability of all possible outcomes of alternative plans. In order to express general patterns of preference holding in a domain, we require a language that can refer directly to preferences over classes of outcomes as well as individua ..."
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Abstract Decisiontheoretic preferences specify the relative desirability of all possible outcomes of alternative plans. In order to express general patterns of preference holding in a domain, we require a language that can refer directly to preferences over classes of outcomes as well as individuals. We present the basic concepts of a theory of meaning for such generic comparatives to facilitate their incremental capture and exploitation in automated reasoning systems. Our semantics lifts comparisons of individuals to comparisons of classes "other things being equal" by means of contextual equivalences, equivalence relations among individuals that vary with the context of application. We discuss implications of the theory for representing preference information.
The Possibility of Coherentism and the Stringency of Ceteris Paribus Conditions
"... ABSTRACT: In (Schupbach 2008), I put forward a “possibility result ” for Bayesian Coherentism, showing that there exist plausible sets of ceteris paribus conditions that imply that coherence is truthconducive. Against this result, Schubert (2012) argues that the specific ceteris paribus conditions ..."
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ABSTRACT: In (Schupbach 2008), I put forward a “possibility result ” for Bayesian Coherentism, showing that there exist plausible sets of ceteris paribus conditions that imply that coherence is truthconducive. Against this result, Schubert (2012) argues that the specific ceteris paribus
1 Ceteris Paribus Conditionals and Comparative Normalcy 1
"... Our understanding of subjunctive conditionals has been greatly enhanced through the use of possible world semantics and, more precisely, by the idea that they involve variably strict quantification over possible worlds. I propose to extend this treatment to ceteris paribus conditionals – that is, co ..."
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Our understanding of subjunctive conditionals has been greatly enhanced through the use of possible world semantics and, more precisely, by the idea that they involve variably strict quantification over possible worlds. I propose to extend this treatment to ceteris paribus conditionals – that is
Efficient utility functions for ceteris paribus preferences
 In Proceedings of the Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
, 2002
"... Although ceteris paribus preference statements concisely represent one natural class of preferences over outcomes or goals, many applications of such preferences require numeric utility function representations to achieve computational efficiency. We provide algorithms, complete for finite universes ..."
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Although ceteris paribus preference statements concisely represent one natural class of preferences over outcomes or goals, many applications of such preferences require numeric utility function representations to achieve computational efficiency. We provide algorithms, complete for finite
Reasoning with conditional ceteris paribus preference statements
 In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence
, 1999
"... In many domains it is desirable to assess the preferences of users in a qualitative rather than quantitative way. Such representations of qualitative preference orderings form an important component of automated decision tools. We propose a graphical representation of preferences that reflects condi ..."
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conditional dependence and independence of preference statements under a ceteris paribus (all else being equal) interpretation. Such a representation is often compact and arguably natural. We describe several search algorithms for dominance testing based on this representation; these algorithms are quite
A semantics and methodology for ceteris paribus hypotheses
 Erkenntnis
, 2002
"... ABSTRACT. Taking seriously the arguments of Earman, Roberts and Smith that ceteris paribus laws have no semantics and cannot be tested, I suggest that ceteris paribus claims have a kind of formal pragmatics, and that at least some of them can be verified or refuted in the limit. 1. Many, perhaps mos ..."
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ABSTRACT. Taking seriously the arguments of Earman, Roberts and Smith that ceteris paribus laws have no semantics and cannot be tested, I suggest that ceteris paribus claims have a kind of formal pragmatics, and that at least some of them can be verified or refuted in the limit. 1. Many, perhaps
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