, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 367-374
Date: 29 Jan 2008

Permissibility and Violable Rules

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Abstract

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.