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The Emergence of Norms

ISBN : 9780198729389

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¥3,828
Author: 
Edna Ullmann-Margalit
Pages
220 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
141 x 216 mm
Pub date
Mar 2015
Series
Clarendon Library of Logic and Philosophy
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Edna Ullmann-Margalit provides an original account of the emergence of norms. Her main thesis is that certain types of norms are possible solutions to problems posed by certain types of social interaction situations. The problems are such that they inhere in the structure (in the game-theoretical sense of structure) of the situations concerned. Three types of paradigmatic situations are dealt with. They are referred to as Prisoners' Dilemma-type situations; co-ordination situations; and inequality (or partiality) situations. Each of them, it is claimed, poses a basic difficulty, to some or all of the individuals involved in them. Three types of norms, respectively, are offered as solutions to these situational problems. It is shown how, and in what sense, the adoption of these norms of social behaviour can indeed resolve the specified problems.

Index: 

I. Aim and Method
II. PD Norms
III. Co-ordination Norms
IV. Norms of Partiality
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Professor Ullmann-Margalit was Professor of Education at the Hebrew Universiy of Jerusalem.

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