Philosophical Explorations 24 (2):185-203 (2021)

Giuseppe Lorini
Universita di Cagliari
ABSTRACT Since the middle of the last century, normative language has been much studied. In particular, the normative function performed by certain sentences and by certain speech acts has been investigated in depth. Still, the normative function performed by certain physical artifacts designed and built to regulate human behaviors has not yet been thoroughly investigated. We propose to call this specific type of artifacts with normative intent ‘deontic artifacts’. This article aims to investigate this normative phenomenon that is so widespread in our daily reality, but so often forgotten by scholars of norms and normativity.
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DOI 10.1080/13869795.2021.1908584
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Non‐Propositional Regulation.Giuseppe Lorini & Stefano Moroni - forthcoming - Philosophical Investigations.

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