Logica Universalis

, Volume 6, Issue 1–2, pp 201–216

Deontological Square, Hexagon, and Decagon: A Deontic Framework for Supererogation


DOI: 10.1007/s11787-012-0041-1

Cite this article as:
Joerden, J.C. Log. Univers. (2012) 6: 201. doi:10.1007/s11787-012-0041-1


The article expands the traditional system of concepts used in deontic logic, in order to allow the inclusion of supererogatory behaviour. This requires the development of a deontic decagon. In addition, it is shown how this decagon can be used to interpret deontic terms, e.g. in Islamic Law.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)

Primary 03B45 Secondary 03B22 03A05 


Deontic logic deontological square hexagon and decagon supererogation 

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© Springer Basel AG 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl fuer Strafrecht, insbesondere Internationales, Strafrecht und Strafrechtsvergleichung, RechtsphilosophieEuropa-Universitaet Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)FrankfurtGermany

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