Heuristics in Argumentation: A Game-Theoretical Investigation
Title: Heuristics in Argumentation: A Game-Theoretical Investigation
Publisher: European University Institute
Series/Report no.: EUI LAW; 2008/31
This paper provides a game-theoretical investigation on how to determine optimal strategies in dialogue games for argumentation. To make our ideas as widely applicable as possible, we adopt an abstract dialectical setting and model dialogues as extensive games with perfect information where optimal strategies are determined by preferences over outcomes of the disputes. In turn, preferences are specified in terms of expected utility combining the probability of success of arguments with the costs and benefits associated to arguments.
Subject: game theory; law; argumentation
Type of Access: openAccess