norms in the eye of the beholder

“On the broadly phenomenalist line about norms that will be defended here, norms are in an important sense in the eye of the beholder, so that one cannot address the question of what implicit norms are, independently of the question of what it is to acknowledge them in practice. The direction of explanation to be pursued here first offers an account of the practical attitude of taking something to be correct-according-to-a-practice, and then explains the status of being correct-according-to-a-practice by appeal to those attitudes.” (Robert B. Brandom, Making It Explicit, p.25)


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