LIRa Session: Jan Broersen

Speaker: Jan Broersen (Utrecht University)

Date and Time: Thursday, March 8th 2018, 16:00-17:30

Venue: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107.

Title: In search for a backward looking interventionist stit semantic.

Abstract. In this talk I am interested in coming to a modal logic semantics for backward looking responsibility. I will discuss the so called ‘achievement’ stit and try to amend its semantics to take interventions into account. I will discuss the attempt using a puzzle about causal contributions and responsibility in a two agent setting: the dessert example [McLaughlin, 1925]. The work is still in its initial phase and at this point it is not even clear yet if the semantics I aim at admits a proper formal description.