Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

 

THE BACKGROUND OF CONSTITUTIVE RULES

Expiration Date: 04/30/2017

In social ontology, the fundamental role played by constitutive rules (known under different names) in the construction of social reality and its institutions with their normative implications has been duly acknowledged and accounted for by scholars such as Czesław Znamierowski, John Mabbott, John Rawls, John R. Searle and Amedeo Giovanni Conte. The case of the game of chess is paradigmatic: it is impossible to play chess without the rules of chess. Generally, it is impossible to engage in any ever so implicitly institutionalised activity whatever without the corresponding rules. Yet,…