David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophical Logic 32 (4):391-416 (2003)
Input/output logics are abstract structures designed to represent conditional obligations and goals. In this paper we use them to study conditional permission. This perspective provides a clear separation of the familiar notion of negative permission from the more elusive one of positive permission. Moreover, it reveals that there are at least two kinds of positive permission. Although indistinguishable in the unconditional case, they are quite different in conditional contexts. One of them, which we call static positive permission, guides the citizen and law enforcement authorities in the assessment of specific actions under current norms, and it behaves like a weakened obligation. Another, which we call dynamic positive permission, guides the legislator. It describes the limits on the prohibitions that may be introduced into a code, and under suitable conditions behaves like a strengthened negative permission.
|Keywords||conditional norms deontic logic input/output logics permission|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David Makinson & Leendert van der Torre (2001). Constraints for Input/Output Logics. Journal of Philosophical Logic 30 (2):155-185.
Richard Joyce (1997). Cartesian Memory. Journal of the History of Philosophy 35 (3):375-393.
Lillian M. Range & C. Randy Cotton (1995). Assent and Permission Rejoinder. Ethics and Behavior 5 (4):345 – 347.
Samantha Brennan (1997). The Moral Status of Children: Children's Rights, Parents' Rights, and Family Justice. Social Theory and Practice 23 (1):1-26.
P. Balbiani & P. Seban (2011). Reasoning About Permitted Announcements. Journal of Philosophical Logic 40 (4):445-472.
Nicholas Asher & Daniel Bonevac (2005). Free Choice Permission is Strong Permission. Synthese 145 (3):303 - 323.
Mark A. Brown (2000). Conditional Obligation and Positive Permission for Agents in Time. Nordic Journal of Philosophical Logic 5 (2):83-111.
Guido Boella & Leendert van der Torre (2008). Institutions with a Hierarchy of Authorities in Distributed Dynamic Environments. Artificial Intelligence and Law 16 (1):53-71.
Lillian M. Range & C. Randy Cotton (1995). Reports of Assent and Permission in Research with Children: Illustrations and Suggestions. Ethics and Behavior 5 (1):49 – 66.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #123,057 of 1,096,600 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #68,895 of 1,096,600 )
How can I increase my downloads?