This article provides a brief overview of several formal frameworks concerning the relation between knowledge (or belief) on the one hand, and obligation (or permission) on the other. We discuss the paradox of the knower, knowledge based obligation, knowingly doing, deontic dynamic epistemology, descriptive obligations, and responsibilities as dynamic epistemology.
(Online publication July 11 2012)
CAN BAŞĶENT is a PhD student in computer science at the City University in New York. His research interests include modal and paraconsistent logics, and their applications in game theory.
LOES OLDE LOOHUIS is a PhD student in computer science at the City University in New York. Her research interests include game theory and epistemic logic, and their applications in cancer biology.
ROHIT PARIKH is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Mathematics and Philosophy at the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. His research interests include logic, game theory and social software – a research program he introduced that uses mathematical and logical tools to analyze social procedures.