Antonino Rotolo's research interests include Logics for
Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence and Law,
Philosophical Logic, Normative Reasoning, Non-Classical Logics,
Non-Monotonic Reasoning, and the Foundations of Practical
(a) Nature and cognitive foundations of social institutions.
This research aims at providing a logical study of the cognitive
foundations of social institutions. This investigation will take
advantage of the most recent works carried out in the field of
Artificial Intelligence and Law. Some first and encouraging results
of Antonino Rotolo's research have been achieved in the field of
Multi-agent Systems regarding both theoretical issues and
(b) Law as a social practice and the connection between law and
morality. This inquiry has the objective of articulating a new
concept of conventional social practice in order to identify what
aspects of them are significant with regard to the incorporation of
morality in the law.
(c) Logics for norm dynamics. The goal of this research is to
extend a logical framework, Temporal Defeasible Logic, developed by
A. Rotolo with other colleagues (G. Sartor, G. Governatori, R.
Riveret, J. Hulstijn, L. van der Torre) in order to represent
complex reasoning patterns about the modification of legal
(d) Rational choice and legal argumentation. This research aims
at developing a general method, based on game-theoretical
techniques, to model legal argumentation.