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Explaining Norms

Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654680
eISBN:
9780191747960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654680.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Norms are a pervasive yet mysterious feature of social life. This book aims to grapple with some of the many mysteries, offering an account of norms: what they are; how and why they emerge, persist, ... More


Moral and social norms

Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood

in Explaining Norms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654680
eISBN:
9780191747960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654680.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines two kinds of non-formal norms: moral norms and social norms. Paradigmatic examples of moral norms include the norms that exist in most societies forbidding murder, rape, and ... More


Subjects in Subjection: Bodies, Desires, and the Psychic Life of Norms

Annika Thiem

in Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

That one's body, one's desires, and even one's psychic lives are not separable from the way that norms and social power act on a person is not just an uncomfortable ... More


Norm following

Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood

in Explaining Norms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654680
eISBN:
9780191747960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654680.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter considers how to make sense of the notion of norms following within a broadly rational-choice-theoretic framework. It begins by providing a general characterization of the notion of ... More


Norm conforming

Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin, and Nicholas Southwood

in Explaining Norms

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654680
eISBN:
9780191747960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654680.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the notion of norm conforming within a broadly rational-choice-theoretic perspective. It begins by discussing the notion of externalizing a norm in more detail. It then presents ... More


Diagnosing Norms

Cristina Bicchieri

in Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190622046
eISBN:
9780190622084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622046.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter distinguishes between collective behaviors that are independent, as when they are purely determined by economic or natural reasons, and those that are interdependent, as when other ... More


Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms

Cristina Bicchieri

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190622046
eISBN:
9780190622084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622046.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Norms in the Wild takes a unique look at social norms, answering questions about diagnosis (how can we tell that a shared practice is a social norm?), measurement (how do we measure expectations and ... More


Ambivalent Desires of Responsibility: Laplanche and Psychoanalytic Translations

Annika Thiem

in Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thinking about subject formation in the place of a theory of the subject means considering the histories and processes of this formation not as external or prior to what ... More


The Virtue of Civility

Cheshire Calhoun

in Moral Aims: Essays on the Importance of Getting It Right and Practicing Morality with Others

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199328796
eISBN:
9780190272104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328796.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter suggests that civility is the display of respect, tolerance, or considerateness. Social norms enable us to successfully display these basic moral attitudes, and social consensus sets the ... More


Commentary: What is Expected of Public Health Ethics?

Taketoshi Okita

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0073
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The present discussion divides public health activities into two broad categories: countermeasures against acute infectious diseases, and health promotion measures. On countermeasures against acute ... More


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