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Δ-TIL and Normative Systems

Organon F, 2016, vol. 23, No 2, pp. 204-221.
Language: English
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Abstract

According to a widespread view, deontic modalities are relative to normative systems. Four arguments in favour of this suggestion will be presented in this paper. Nevertheless, I have proposed and defended an analysis of deontic modalities in terms of Transparent Intensional Logic (TIL) that is non-relativistic (with respect to normative systems) and accommodates minimal semantics of TIL. This leads to a question whether one can do justice to arguments for deontic relativism and put forward a relativistic analysis of deontic modalities in TIL. The main aim of this paper is to amend the former analysis of deontic modalities in terms of TIL to incorporate both the standard (relativistic) view and the minimal semantics of TIL.

Keywords

Circumstances of evaluation, conflicts of obligations, deontic relativism, minimal semantics, normative systems, transparent intensional logic

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