Getting Personal Some Notes on the Relationship Between Personal and Impersonal Obligation

  • Christen Krogh
  • Henning Herrestad
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The contribution of this paper lies in the analysis of the relationship between impersonal and personal deontic notions, keeping them as close to standard deontic logic as possible. In doing so, we offer arguments against reducing both personal notions to impersonal notions, and impersonal notions to personal notions. We discover that we need to introduce two new notions of impersonal obligation and permission. Finally we argue in favour of one particular representation of ought-to-do and permitted-to-do statements.


Modal Logic Multiagent System Deontic Logic Data Inspectorate Bridge Principle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christen Krogh
    • 1
  • Henning Herrestad
    • 2
  1. 1.NRCCL and Department of PhilosophyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.NRCCLUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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