Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Semantics for more plausible deontic logics
KTH, Superseded Departments, Infrastructure.
2004 (English)In: Journal of Applied Logic, ISSN 1570-8683, E-ISSN 1570-8691, Vol. 2, 3-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to avoid the paradoxes of standard deontic logic, we have to give up the semantic construction that identifies obligatory status with presence in all elements of a subset of the set of possible worlds. It is proposed that deontic logic should instead be based on a preference relation, according to the principle that whatever is better than something permitted is itself permitted. Close connections hold between the logical properties of a preference relation and those of the deontic logics that are derived from it in this way. The paradoxes of SDL can be avoided with this construction, but it is still an open question what type of preference relation is best suited to be used as a basis for deontic logic.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 2, 3-18 p.
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-84961DOI: 10.1016/j.jal.2004.01.001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-10944237362OAI: diva2:499699
QC 20120221Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Hansson, Sven Ove
By organisation
In the same journal
Journal of Applied Logic

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 13 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link