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Title: Two concepts of attachment to rules
Authors: Greiffenhagen, Christian
Sharrock, Wes
Keywords: Bloor
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications / © The Author(s)
Citation: GREIFFENHAGEN, C. and SHARROCK, W., 2009. Two concepts of attachment to rules. Journal of Classical Sociology, 9 (4), pp. 405 - 427
Abstract: In this paper, we discuss the implications of John Rawls’ (1955) paper “Two concepts of rules” for social science. We argue that Rawls’ notion of ‘practice’ is not a straightforward contribution to sociological theory, but rather re-orients the idea of what understanding social actions might consist of. We explicate how Rawls’ distinction between ‘summary’ and ‘practice’ views of rules might play out in approaching mathematical practice and mathematical expressions. We argue that social constructivists like Bloor hold on to a ‘summary’ conception of rules while Wittgenstein adopts the more radical ‘practice’ conception.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Classical Sociology [SAGE Publications / © The Author(s)]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468795X09344450
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/1468795X09344450
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14197
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1468795X09344450
ISSN: 1468-795X
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