Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Causation: Comment

  title={Nonmonotonic Reasoning and Causation: Comment},
  author={Herbert A. Simon},
  journal={Cognitive Science},
In a recent issue of Cognitive Science, * Yoav Shoham (1990) proposed a theory of causation based on a nonmonotonic logic of temporal knowledge. It is the purpose of this commentary to show that Shoham’s procedure is essentially isomorphic with a theory of causal ordering that requires no special nonmonotonic logic. Although this latter causal ordering theory is compatible with the requirement that causes precede their effects, it can also be used to describe systems in which causes and effects… CONTINUE READING
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