Mally's Deontic Logic
Authors: Lokhorst, Gert-Jan C.; Goble, Lou
Source: Grazer Philosophische Studien, Edited by Johannes L. Brandl, Marian David and Leopold Stubenberg , pp. 37-57(21)
Abstract:In 1926, Mally presented the first formal system of deontic logic. His system had several consequences which Mally regarded as surprising but defensible. It also, however, has the consequence that A is obligatory if and only if A is the case, which is unacceptable from the point of view of any reasonable deontic logic. We describe Mally's system and discuss how it might reasonably be repaired.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-03-01