Theory and Decision

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 17–37 | Cite as

Varieties of commitment

Approaches to the symbolization of conditional obligations
  • Hans Lenk


This discussion of some aspects of the problem of conditional normative statements, conditional obligations, or commitments will first focus on some well-known pseudo-paradoxes, then state some different ways of symbolizing conditioned norm statements and, finally, end up with a remark concerning von Wright's interpretation of commitments by means of a logic of necessary and sufficient conditions.


Norm Statement Conditioned Norm Conditional Obligation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Lenk
    • 1
  1. 1.Karlsruhe UniversityGermany

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