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Grossi, Davide ; Meyer, John-Jules ; Dignum, Frank

On the Logic of Constitutive Rules

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Abstract

The paper proposes a logical systematization of the notion of counts-as which is grounded on a very simple intuition about what counts-as statements actually mean, i.e., forms of classification. Moving from this analytical thesis the paper disentangles three semantically different readings of statements of the type X counts as Y in context C, from the weaker notion of contextual classification to the stronger notion of constitutive rule. These many ways in which counts-as can be said are then formally addressed by making use of modal logic techniques. The resulting framework allows for a formal characterization of all the involved notions and their reciprocal logical relationships.

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@InProceedings{grossi_et_al:DSP:2007:913,
  author =	{Davide Grossi and John-Jules Meyer and Frank Dignum},
  title =	{On the Logic of Constitutive Rules},
  booktitle =	{Normative Multi-agent Systems},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Guido Boella and Leon van der Torre and Harko Verhagen },
  number =	{07122},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2007/913},
  annote =	{Keywords: Constitutive rules, counts-as, modal logic.}
}

Keywords: Constitutive rules, counts-as, modal logic.
Seminar: 07122 - Normative Multi-agent Systems
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 12.03.2007


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