Permissibility and Violable Rules
First Online: 29 January 2008 Received: 07 May 2007 Accepted: 27 November 2007 DOI:
Cite this article as: Rowbottom, D.P. Philosophia (2008) 36: 367. doi:10.1007/s11406-007-9113-5 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 References
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