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A logical analysis of responsibility attribution : emotions, individuals and collectives

Lorini, Emiliano and Longin, Dominique and Mayor, Eunate A logical analysis of responsibility attribution : emotions, individuals and collectives. (2014) Journal of Logic and Computation, 24 (6). 1313-1339. ISSN 0955-792X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/logcom/ext072


The aim of this article is to provide a logical analysis of the concept of responsibility attribution; that is, how agents ascribe responsibility about the consequences of actions, either to themselves or to other agents. The article is divided in two parts. The first part investigates the importance of the concept of responsibility attribution for emotion theory in general and, in particular, for the theory of attribution emotions such as guilt, pride, moral approval and moral disapproval. The second part explores the collective dimension of responsibility attribution and attribution emotions, namely the concepts of collective responsibility and collective guilt. The proposed analysis is based on an extension of the logic STIT (the logic of ‘Seeing To It That’) with three different types of knowledge and common knowledge modal operators depending on the time of choice: before one’s choice, after one’s choice but before knowing the choices of other agents, and after the choices of all agents have become public. Decidability of the satisfiability problem of the logic is studied in the article.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Oxford University Press. The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Logic and Computation (ISSN 0955-792X) website : http://logcom.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/6/1313
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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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