Social Conventions: From Language to Law - Princeton Monographs in Philosophy 41 by Andrei Marmor
Social conventions are those arbitrary rules and rules that govern innumerable behaviors, and we all practice them every day without necessarily thinking about them, from shaking hands when greeting someone…
Social Conventions synopsis
Social conventions are those arbitrary rules and rules that govern innumerable behaviors, and we all practice them every day without necessarily thinking about them, from shaking hands when greeting someone to lead on the right side of the road. In this book, Andrei Marmor provides a comprehensive analysis of treaties and the roles they play in social life and the practical mind, thus challenging the prevailing view of the social conventions developed by David Lewis for the first time.
Marmor begins by presenting a general account of the nature of the conventions, explaining the differences between the coordinated and institutional agreements and the deep and superficial agreements. This analysis is then applied to explain how conventions work in language, ethics and law.
Marmor makes clear that many of the important linguistic and pragmatistic aspects of the language that many theorists assume to be traditional are in fact not, and that the role of conventions in the moral sphere is surprisingly complex, often playing an auxiliary and supportive role. More importantly, it casts new light on traditional law, arguing that the distinction between deep and superficial conventions could be used to respond to objections to legal pluralism.
Social conventions are a very necessary reassessment of the nature of the rules governing every aspect of human behavior.
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