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Agency and Deontic Logic

ISBN-10: 0195391985

ISBN-13: 9780195391985

Edition: 2009

Authors: John F. Horty, John Horty

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Book details

List price: $35.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682

Overview
Indeterminism and Agency
Branching time
Frames and Models
Propositions
Individual agency
Agents and choices
Stit operators
Some logical considerations
Individual ability
Kenny's objections
Brown's theory
Refraining and ability
Group agency and ability
Group actions
A group agency operator
Ought to be
The standard theory
A utilitarian theory
General models
Utilitarian models
Logic of the utilitarian ought
The Meinong/Chisholm analysis
The analysis
Some logical features
Evaluating the analysis
Agency in the complement
The gambling problem
Ought to do
Dominance
Ordering the propositions
A sure-thing argument
Ordering the actions
Dominance act utilitarianism
Optimal actions
The finite choice condition
A new deontic operator
The definition
Deontic logic and act utilitarianism
Logic of the dominance ought
Independence
Independence and conditionals
Conditionals and sure-thing reasoning
Refining the analysis
Conditional oughts
Conditionally optimal actions
A conditional operator
The definition
Some logical considerations
Two patterns of argument
The action argument
The ought argument
Orthodox act utilitarianism
An example
The definition
An orthodox deontic operator
Group oughts
Optimal group actions
Individual and group act utilitarianism
Deontic operators for group oughts
Definitions
Some logical points
Rule utilitarianism
Formulating the theory
Act and rule utilitarianism
Strategic oughts
Strategies
Basic idea
Limiting the range
Strategies and choices
Agency
Ability
Strategic dominance and optimality
Dominance
Optimality
A strategic ought operator
The definition
Logical points
Actualism and possibilism
Proofs of validities and propositions
Validities
Propositions
Bibliography
Index