Permissibility and Violable Rules
- First Online:
- Cite this article as:
- Rowbottom, D.P. Philosophia (2008) 36: 367. doi:10.1007/s11406-007-9113-5
- 39 Downloads
From a logical point of view, permissibility can be reduced to possibility by introducing demands which can be met. The alleged reduction is circular from a philosophical perspective, however, because demands are fundamentally deontic. This paper solves this problem by replacing demands which can be met with rules which can be satisfied and violated.