Archive for July, 2012

Norms

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Amongst the beliefs that are important in the subjective determination of interest-maximising behaviour are some that impose restrictions on the kinds of actions that the agent believes are permissible in certain circumstances. Such beliefs are beliefs about norms of action. Actions which fall outside the range permitted by the appropriate ...

Norms and Institutions

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

A Norm is an action-directing rule, n. an agent x is an Acceptant of the norm n iff x accepts the rule n. K(n) = {x: B(x)[ n ]} We can discover whether x accepts a norm by observation of his behaviour A Norm Formation is a set of norms, N = {n1, ...