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Obligations, permissions and transgressions: An alternative approach to deontic reasoning

Fox, C (2009) Obligations, permissions and transgressions: An alternative approach to deontic reasoning. In: UNSPECIFIED, ? - ?.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a logic of transgressions for obligations and permissions. A key objective of this logic is to allow deontic conflicts (Lemmon 1962) but without appealing to defeasible or paraconsistent reasoning, or multiple levels of obligation. This logic of transgressions can be viewed as conceptually related to those approaches that formulate obligations in terms of ?escaping? from a sanction (Prior 1958; Nowell-Smith & Lemmon 1960), and its modal variants (Anderson 1958; Kanger 1971), but where the notion of a transgression is more fine-grained than a single ?sanction?.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Deontic Reasoning; Authoritarian Analysis; Logic of Transgressions; Input/Output Logic
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:04
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3877

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