Synthese

, Volume 163, Issue 1, pp 45–77

A logic of intention and attempt

Authors

    • Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse-IRIT
  • Andreas Herzig
    • Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse-IRIT
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-008-9309-7

Cite this article as:
Lorini, E. & Herzig, A. Synthese (2008) 163: 45. doi:10.1007/s11229-008-9309-7

Abstract

We present a modal logic called \({\mathcal{LIA}}\) (logic of intention and attempt) in which we can reason about intention dynamics and intentional action execution. By exploiting the expressive power of \({\mathcal{LIA}}\), we provide a formal analysis of the relation between intention and action and highlight the pivotal role of attempt in action execution. Besides, we deal with the problems of instrumental reasoning and intention persistence.

Keywords

Intention Action Logic

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008