The role of diagnosis and decision theory in normative reasoning

Leendert W.N. van der Torre, Pedro Ramos, José Luiz Fiadeiro, Yao Hua Tan

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A theory of diagnosis and qualitative decision theory are able to formalize reasoning with norms. They are thus different from deontic logic, that formalizes reasoning about norms. In this paper, we compare two theories of diagnosis for normative systems:Ramos and Fiadeiro’s theory of diagnosis developed for organizational process design and Tan and Van der Torre’s theory of diagnosis extended with notions of qualitative decision theory. We observe several similarities.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFormal Models of Agents - ESPRIT Project ModelAge Final Workshop, Selected Papers
EditorsJohn-Jules Ch. Meyer, Pierre-Yves Schobbens
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783540465812
ISBN (Print)3540670270, 9783540670278
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventModelAge Final Workshop on Formal Models of Agents, 1997 - Siena, Italy
Duration: 15 Jan 199717 Jan 1997

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceModelAge Final Workshop on Formal Models of Agents, 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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