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Original languageEnglish
JournalRevus
Volume33
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Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2017

Abstract

In his essay “Pre-Conventions: A Fragment of the Background”, Bruno Celano seems to endorse three claims about what he calls ‘pre-conventions’: (a) that such ‘entities’ exist; (b) that they are neither rules nor de facto regularities; and (c) that their ‘character’ is at once factual and normative: that pre-conventions are “literally, ‘normative facts’.” I suggest that (a) and (b) are not particularly striking claims, and that Celano’s case for (c) is unpersuasive. © 2017, Klub Revus. All rights reserved.

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