BIO Logical Agents: Norms, Beliefs, Intentions in Defeasible Logic

Authors Guido Governatori, Antonino Rotolo

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Guido Governatori
Antonino Rotolo

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Guido Governatori and Antonino Rotolo. BIO Logical Agents: Norms, Beliefs, Intentions in Defeasible Logic. In Normative Multi-agent Systems. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 7122, pp. 1-34, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2007)


In this paper we follow the BOID (Belief, Obligation, Intention, Desire) architecture to describe agents and agent types in Defeasible Logic. We argue, in particular, that the introduction of obligations can provide a new reading of the concepts of intention and intentionality. Then we examine the notion of social agent (i.e., an agent where obligations prevail over intentions) and discuss some computational and philosophical issues related to it. We show that the notion of social agent either requires more complex computations or has some philosophical drawbacks.
  • Social Agents
  • Defeasible Logic
  • Complexity of Agents


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