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Semantics for more plausible deontic logics
KTH, Superseded Departments, Infrastructure.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0071-3919
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.

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2004. Vol. 2, 3-18 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-84961DOI: 10.1016/j.jal.2004.01.001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-10944237362OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-84961DiVA: diva2:499699
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QC 20120221Available from: 2012-02-13 Created: 2012-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved

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