David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Philosophy of Science 75 (5):850-860 (2008)
This essay comments on the theory of social norms developed by Cristina Bicchieri in The Grammar of Society ( 2006 ). It applauds her theory of norms but argues that it cannot account for the experimental results concerning ultimatum games. A theory of fairness is also needed. It develops a number of specific criticisms of her way of incorporating the influence of norms into preferences. †To contact the author, please write to: Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 5197 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street, Madison, WI 53706‐1474; e‐mail: email@example.com.
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