David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):303-316 (2012)
In one of his finest papers, Peter Winch establishes a distinction between norms and conventions and suggests that the latter is unable to account for many human institutions and practices. He argues that an empirical alternative must be conceivable in order for a norm to be considered as a convention and adds that many of the most central norms in different meaningful ways of life do not fulfil this condition. The aim of this article is to examine some of the consequences of this distinction for anthropological thought
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nicholas Southwood & Lina Eriksson (2011). Norms and Conventions. Philosophical Explorations 14 (2):195 - 217.
Bruno Verbeek (2008). Conventions and Moral Norms: The Legacy of Lewis. Topoi 27 (1-2):73-86.
Jaroslav Peregrin, Andrei Marmor: Social Conventions, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2009, Xii + 186 Pp. [REVIEW]
Peter Winch & Raimond Gaita (eds.) (1990). Value and Understanding: Essays for Peter Winch. Routledge.
Kevin Schilbrack (2009). Rationality, Relativism, and Religion: A Reinterpretation of Peter Winch. [REVIEW] Sophia 48 (4):399-412.
Marco Campenní, Giulia Andrighetto, Federico Cecconi & Rosaria Conte (2009). Normal = Normative? The Role of Intelligent Agents in Norm Innovation. Mind and Society 8 (2):153-172.
W. W. Sharrock & R. J. Anderson (1985). Iv. Understanding Peter Winch. Inquiry 28 (1-4):119 – 122.
Peter Suber (1989). The Reflexivity of Change: The Case of Language Norms. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 3 (2):100 - 129.
Craig Taylor (2006). Winch on Moral Dilemmas and Moral Modality. Inquiry 49 (2):148 – 157.
Marc Staudacher (2010). Use Theories of Meaning. Dissertation, University of Amsterdam
Todd Jones (2006). "We Always Have a Beer After the Meeting": How Norms, Customs, Conventions, and the Like Explain Behavior. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (3):251-275.
Olli Lagerspetz (2012). Peter Winch on Political Authority and Political Culture. Philosophical Investigations 35 (3-4):277-302.
Peter Winch (ed.) (1969). Studies in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein. New York, Humanities P..
Howard Mounce (2011). Winch and Anscombe on Ethics and Religion. Philosophical Investigations 34 (3):241-248.
U. Schmill (2000). The Dynamic Order of Norms, Empowerment and Related Concepts. Law and Philosophy 19 (2):283-310.
Added to index2012-09-20
Total downloads9 ( #155,891 of 1,098,996 )
Recent downloads (6 months)6 ( #43,697 of 1,098,996 )
How can I increase my downloads?