David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Experimental Child Psychology (forthcoming)
Human social life is structured by social norms creating both obligations and entitlements. Recent research has found that young children enforce simple obligations against norm violators by protesting. It is not known, however, whether they understand entitlements in the sense that they will actively object to a second party attempting to interfere in something that a third party is entitled to do — what we call counter-protest. In two studies, we found that 3-year-old children understand when a person is entitled to do something, and so they actively defend this person’s entitlement against unjustified interference from second parties. In some cases, they even enforce second-order entitlements, for example, in the case of ownership where an owner is entitled to entitle others to use the owner’s property.
|Keywords||Entitlement Rights Normativity Social norms Morality|
|Categories||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
Philippe Rochat, Erin Robbins, Claudia Passos-Ferreira, Angela Donato Oliva, Maria D. G. Dias & Liping Guo (2014). Ownership Reasoning in Children Across Cultures. Cognition 132 (3):471-484.
Julia W. Van de Vondervoort & Ori Friedman (2015). Parallels in Preschoolers' and Adults' Judgments About Ownership Rights and Bodily Rights. Cognitive Science 39 (1):184-198.
Joachim De Beule (2014). Sketch for a Theory of Evolution Based on Coding. Biosemiotics 7 (2):181-201.
Similar books and articles
Marco F. H. Schmidt & Michael Tomasello (2012). Young Children Enforce Social Norms. Current Directions in Psychological Science 21 (4):232-236.
Heather Draper (2013). Grandparents' Entitlements and Obligations. Bioethics 27 (6):309-316.
Marco F. H. Schmidt, Hannes Rakoczy & Michael Tomasello (2011). Young Children Attribute Normativity to Novel Actions Without Pedagogy or Normative Language. Developmental Science 14 (3):530-539.
B. C. Postow (1988). Bookreviews. Annals of Science 45 (6):647-670.
W. Stephen Westermann, Property Entitlements and Legal Personhood: A Conception of the Property Entitlement Based on a Unified View of Anti-Interference and Anti-Discrimination Rules with Respect Both to Interests Related to Existing Assets and Interests Predicated on Transactions.
Christopher Ciocchetti (2002). The Attraction of Historical Entitlements. Journal of Value Inquiry 36 (1):61-73.
Dotan Oliar & Christopher Jon Sprigman, From Corn to Norms: How Ip Entitlements Affect What Stand-Up Comedians Create.
Jon Altschul, Epistemic Entitlement. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Morrice Lipson & Peter Vallentyne (1992). Child Liberationism and Legitimate Interference. Journal of Social Philosophy 23 (3):5-15.
C. E. Tidhar & S. Peri (1988). Deceitful Behaviour in Situation Comedy: Effects on Children's Perception of Social Reality. Journal of Moral Education 16 (2):61-76.
David Archard, Children's Rights. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Duncan MacIntosh (2007). Who Owns Me: Me Or My Mother? How To Escape Okin's Problem For Nozick's And Narveson's Theory Of Entitlement. In Malcolm Murray (ed.), Liberty, Games And Contracts: Jan Narveson And The Defense Of Libertarianism. Ashgate
Maksymilian T. Madelr, A Plea for Familiarity and Estrangement: Beyond Norms and Normativity in the Study of Social Life.
Justin Tiwald (2011). Confucianism and Human Rights. In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge 244.
Added to index2013-10-07
Total downloads32 ( #100,267 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)31 ( #32,901 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?