Logic and Ethics : An Integrated Model for Norms, Intentions and Actions

Faculty/Professorship: Political Theory  
Author(s): Marra, Alessandra; Klein, Dominik 
Editors: Holliday, Wesley; Wang, Wen-fang; van der Hoek, Wiebe
Title of the compilation: Logic, Rationality, and Interaction : 5th International Workshop, LORI 2015 Taipei, Taiwan, October 28–31, 2015, Proceedings
Corporate Body: 5th International Workshop, LORI 2015, Taipei, Taiwan, October 28-30, 2015
Publisher Information: Heidelberg ; New York, NY ; Dordrecht ; London ; Berlin : Springer
Year of publication: 2015
Pages: 268-281
ISBN: 9783662485613
Series ; Volume: LNCS ; 9343
Language(s): English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-48561-3
The paper investigates the way norms relate to and affect agents’ intentions and actions. Current work in deontic logic dealing with agency mainly falls within two different groups: a variety of frameworks which adopt a purely external approach and represent agency in terms of possible outcomes of actions, and frameworks which instead endorse an internal approach and focus exclusively on the agent’s intentions. The paper argues that neither of these models alone can produce a satisfactory analysis. An integrated model which combines the internal and external approaches is therefore put forward. The model is dynamic and represents the change that accepting a goal norm triggers in an agent’s intentions (especially the so-called “prior-intentions”) and actions.
Type: Conferenceobject
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/42115
Year of publication: 23. June 2017