Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms

2017.03.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cristina Bicchieri, Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms, Oxford University Press, 2017, 239pp.,
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2017.03.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Cristina Bicchieri, Norms in the Wild: How to Diagnose, Measure, and Change Social Norms, Oxford University Press, 2017, 239pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780190622053. Reviewed by David Henderson, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Cristina Bicchieri (2006) advanced a powerful and well-received account of norms. Her work reflects important ways in which philosophical and social scientific reflection on norms can be joined to great advantage. In its empirical richness, her work goes beyond the also important work of Philip Pettit (1990) and by Brennan, Eriksson, Goodin, and Southwood (2013). Bicchieri understands various kinds of norms as rules for which agents have a conditional preference to conform. Such preferences are keyed to various expectations -- empirical expectations and normative expectations. Empirical expectations have to do with how people do and will behave in the relevant class of situations. For. . .

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