Permissibility and Violable Rules
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- Rowbottom, D.P. Philosophia (2008) 36: 367. doi:10.1007/s11406-007-9113-5
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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.