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The Role of Diagnosis and Decision Theory in Normative Reasoning

  • Leendert W. N. van der Torre
  • Pedro Ramos
  • José Luiz Fiadeiro
  • Yao-Hua Tan
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-46581-2_15

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1760)
Cite this paper as:
van der Torre L.W.N., Ramos P., Fiadeiro J.L., Tan YH. (1999) The Role of Diagnosis and Decision Theory in Normative Reasoning. In: Meyer JJ.C., Schobbens PY. (eds) Formal Models of Agents. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1760. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

A theory of diagnosis and qualitative decision theory are able to formalize reasoning with norms. They are thus different from deontic logic, that formalizes reasoning about norms. In this paper, we compare two theories of diagnosis for normative systems: Ramos and Fiadeiro’s theory of diagnosis developed for organizational process design and Tan and Van der Torre’s theory of diagnosis extended with notions of qualitative decision theory. We observe several similarities.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leendert W. N. van der Torre
    • 1
  • Pedro Ramos
    • 2
  • José Luiz Fiadeiro
    • 3
  • Yao-Hua Tan
    • 4
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for Computer ScienceSaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsISCTELisboa
  3. 3.Department of Informatics, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of LisbonLisboa
  4. 4.EURIDISErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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