Unit 5: Defeasible Reasoning, Law, Cognitive Science

The present bibliography features both general titles on defeasible (non-monotic) reasoning – some of them addressing the topic from an AI perspective –, and selected titles on defeasibility in the law.
As far as we know, there is no established field of inquiry under the heading “the psychology of defeasible reasoning” – a fortiori, no literature is devoted specifically to the psychology of legal defeasible reasoning. We have included in the list titles on the subject involving, in some way or other, a psychological perspective. The topic, however, still is, largely, terra incognita.