Journal of Applied Logic 2 (1):117-152 (2004)

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Paul McNamara
University of New Hampshire, Durham
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I explore various ways of integrating the framework for predeterminism, agency, and ability in[P.McNamara, Nordic J. Philos. Logic 5 (2)(2000) 135] with a framework for obligations. However,the agential obligation operator explored here is defined in terms of a non-agential yet personal obligation operator and a non-deontic (and non-normal) agency operator. This is contrary to the main current trend, which assumes statements of personal obligation always take agential complements. Instead, I take the basic form to be an agent’s being obligated to be such that p. I sketch some logics for agential obligation based on personal obligation and agency, first in a fairly familiar context that rules out conflicting personal obligations (and derivatively, conflicting agential obligations), and then in contexts that do allow for conflicts (of both sorts).
Keywords van Fraasen's puzzle  conflicts of obligation  basic and derived obligations  personal non-agential obligation  agential obligation  Andersonian-Kangerian reduction
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DOI 10.1016/j.jal.2004.01.006
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