Permissibility and Violable Rules
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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.
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Volume 36, Issue 3 , pp 367-374
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- Deontic logic
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- Darrell P. Rowbottom (1) (2)
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, Bristol University, 9 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB, UK
- 2. University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland