The Grammar of Society: The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms

Cambridge University Press (2005)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

In The Grammar of Society, first published in 2006, Cristina Bicchieri examines social norms, such as fairness, cooperation, and reciprocity, in an effort to understand their nature and dynamics, the expectations that they generate, and how they evolve and change. Drawing on several intellectual traditions and methods, including those of social psychology, experimental economics and evolutionary game theory, Bicchieri provides an integrated account of how social norms emerge, why and when we follow them, and the situations where we are most likely to focus on relevant norms. Examining the existence and survival of inefficient norms, she demonstrates how norms evolve in ways that depend upon the psychological dispositions of the individual and how such dispositions may impair social efficiency. By contrast, she also shows how certain psychological propensities may naturally lead individuals to evolve fairness norms that closely resemble those we follow in most modern societies.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,662

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Norms, Preferences, and Conditional Behavior.Cristina Bicchieri - 2010 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 9 (3):297-313.
Emotions, Norms, and the Genealogy of Fairness.Shaun Nichols - 2010 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 9 (3):275-296.
Cristina Bicchieri • the Grammar of Society: The Nature and Dynamics of Social Norms.Francesco Guala - 2007 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 58 (3):613-618.
Fairness and Social Norms.Daniel M. Hausman - 2008 - Philosophy of Science 75 (5):850-860.
Social Norms and Unthinkable Options.Ulf Hlobil - 2016 - Synthese 193 (8):2519–2537.
The Dynamics of Norms.Cristina Bicchieri, Richard Jeffrey & Brian Skyrms (eds.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
Deliberative Business Ethics.Ryan Burg - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 88 (S4):665 - 683.
On the Concept of Basic Social Norms.Wolfgang Detel - 2008 - Analyse & Kritik 30 (2):469-482.
Young Children Enforce Social Norms.Marco F. H. Schmidt & Michael Tomasello - 2012 - Current Directions in Psychological Science 21 (4):232-236.

Analytics

Added to PP
2015-07-07

Downloads
27 (#428,402)

6 months
7 (#109,024)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Cristina Bicchieri
University of Pennsylvania

Citations of this work

The Game of Belief.Barry Maguire & Jack Woods - 2020 - Philosophical Review 129 (2):211-249.
Toolmaking and the Evolution of Normative Cognition.Jonathan Birch - 2021 - Biology and Philosophy 36 (1):1-26.
The Ontology of Social Groups.Amie Thomasson - 2019 - Synthese 196 (12):4829-4845.
Corporate Crocodile Tears? On the Reactive Attitudes of Corporate Agents.Gunnar Björnsson & Kendy Hess - 2017 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 94 (2):273–298.

View all 217 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references