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The Epistemological Significance of Practices

Citation
Millar A (2011) The Epistemological Significance of Practices. ProtoSociology, 28, pp. 213-230. http://www.protosociology.de/Download/Millar-Practices.pdf

Abstract
There are countless occasions when we find people’s thought or action intelligible, or anticipate what they will think or do, or are at least unsurprised by what they think or do, despite our having little if any information about their attitudes other than what we can gather from their situation and non-verbal behaviour. This article explores the role of practices, conceived as essentially rule-governed activities, is making this possible. Consideration is given to practicies for the use of words.

Keywords
normative commitments; practices; understanding the thought and action of others.

Journal
ProtoSociology: Volume 28

StatusPublished
Author(s)Millar, Alan
Publication date31/12/2011
Publication date online2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18515
PublisherGerhard Preyer, Frankfurt am Main
Publisher URLhttp://www.protosociology.de/Download/Millar-Practices.pdf
ISSN1611-1281
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