A deontic logic framework allowing for factual detachment

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A deontic logic framework allowing for factual detachment
Due to the fact that a large number of our ethical and behavioural norms have a conditional form, it is of great importance that deontic logics give an account of deontic commitments of the form “A commits you to do/bring about B”. It is commonly agreed that monadic approaches are only suboptimal for this task since they have several shortcomings, for instance their falling short of giving a satisfactory account of “Strengthening of the antecedent” or their difficulties in dealing with contrary-to-duty paradoxes. While dyadic logics are more promising in these respects, they have been criticized for not being able to model “detachment” ([8]): A and the commitment under A to do B implies the actual obligation to do B. “We seem to feel that detachment should be possible after all. But we cannot have things both ways, can we? This is the dilemma on commitment and detachment.” ([15], p. 658) In this paper I answer ˚Aqvist’s question with “Yes, we can” by proposing a...
Christian Straßer
Added 14 May 2011
Updated 14 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Authors Christian Straßer
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