Prescriptive and Descriptive Obligations in Dynamic Epistemic Deontic Logic

  • Guillaume Aucher
  • Guido Boella
  • Leendert van der Torre
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6237)


Normative sentences can be used to change or to describe the normative system, known as prescriptive and descriptive obligations respectively. In applications of deontic logic it is important to distinguish these two uses of normative sentences. In this paper we show how they can be distinguished and analysed in a Dynamic Epistemic Deontic Logic.


Normative System Epistemic Logic Deontic Logic Indicative Form Epistemic Norm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Aucher
    • 1
  • Guido Boella
    • 2
  • Leendert van der Torre
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science and Communications DepartmentUniversity of LuxembourgKalergiLuxembourg
  2. 2.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di TorinoItaly

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