Rules and the Social World
Abstract: Rules and the Social World
There are many issues around rules and related concepts. By developing a theory about the existence of social reality, this article aims to address these issues by discussing:
- the relation between rules and norms,
- the difference between deontic normativity and the normativity of reason,
- the (im)possibility of prescriptive rules,
- two kinds of constitutive rules, and
- the function of rules as constraints on possible worlds.