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Philosophia

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 367-374

Permissibility and Violable Rules

  • Darrell P. RowbottomAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, Bristol UniversityUniversity of Edinburgh Email author 

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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.

Keywords

Deontic logic Modal logic Permissibility Rules