Formalisation and Evaluation of Alan Gewirth's Proof for the Principle of Generic Consistency in Isabelle/HOL

David Fuenmayor ­čôž and Christoph Benzm├╝ller ­čîÉ

October 30, 2018

Abstract

An ambitious ethical theory ---Alan Gewirth's "Principle of Generic Consistency"--- is encoded and analysed in Isabelle/HOL. Gewirth's theory has stirred much attention in philosophy and ethics and has been proposed as a potential means to bound the impact of artificial general intelligence.
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April 9, 2019

added proof for a stronger variant of the PGC and examplary inferences (revision 88182cb0a2f6)

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Theories of GewirthPGCProof