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Formal Analysis of Responsibility Attribution in a Multimodal Framework

  • Daniela Glavaničová
  • Matteo PascucciEmail author
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11873)

Abstract

The present article is devoted to a logical treatment of some fundamental concepts involved in responsibility attribution. We specify a theoretical framework based on a language of temporal deontic logic with agent-relative operators for deliberate causal contribution. The framework is endowed with a procedure to solve normative conflicts which arise from the assessment of different normative sources. We provide a characterization result for a basic system within this framework and illustrate how the concepts formalized can be put at work in the analysis of examples of legal reasoning.

Keywords

Multi-agent deontic logic Legal reasoning Norm interpretation Responsibility 

Notes

Acknowledgements and Contribution

We are grateful to Olivier Roy, his group, and Timo Lang. Daniela Glavaničová was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract no. APVV-17-0057 and by the grant no. UK/414/2018. Matteo Pascucci was funded by the WWTF project MA16-028. The two authors equally contributed to the contents.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Logic and Methodology of SciencesComenius University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Institute of Logic and ComputationTU WienViennaAustria
  3. 3.Institute of PhilosophySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia

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