, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 367–374 | Cite as

Permissibility and Violable Rules



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.


Deontic logic Modal logic Permissibility Rules 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBristol UniversityBristolUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghEdinburghScotland

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