Millar A (2011) The Epistemological Significance of Practices. ProtoSociology, 28, pp. 213-230. http://www.protosociology.de/Download/Millar-Practices.pdf
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.
normative commitments; practices; understanding the thought and action of others.
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