It is characteristic for this logic that rules are treated as individuals rather than as conditionals, and that application of a rule only leads to a reason for the rule's conclusion. Reasons may have to be weighed against other reasons. The paper describes respectively the motivation behind the logic, a formalization of the logic, some examples of its application, and a dialogical extension.
Hage, J. C., Verheij, H. B., and Lodder, A. R. (1993). Reason based logic; a logic that deals with rules and reasons. Working Papers NAIC '93 (eds. J. M. Akkermans and J. A. Breuker), pp. 293-304. Also published as report SKBS/B3.A/93-19.
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