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Author Hetcher, Steven A. (Steven Anthony), 1958-

Title Norms in a wired world / Steven A. Hetcher
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description xii, 420 pages ; 24 cm
Series Cambridge studies in philosophy and law
Cambridge studies in philosophy and law.
Contents 1. Rule Conception Versus Pattern Conception -- 2. Rational Norms -- 3. Norm Utilitarianism -- 4. Emergent Moral Norms -- 5. Critical Moral Norms -- 6. The Traditional Rule of Custom -- 7. The Evidentiary Rule of Custom -- 8. A World of Dangerous Norms and Customs -- 9. Regulating the Rule of Custom to Create Safe Social Norms -- 10. Juror Norms and the Reasonable Person Standard -- 11. Rejection of the Dominant Paradigm of Negligence -- 12. Harmful Online Personal Data Practices -- 13. The Emergence of Online Privacy Entitlements -- 14. Website Privacy Respect: Real and Feigned
Summary "In this book, Steven A. Hetcher argues that the traditional conception of norms as rulelike linguistic entities is erroneous. Instead, norms must be understood as patterns of rationally governed behavior maintained in groups by acts of conformity. Using informal game theory in the analysis of norms and customs, Hetcher breaks new ground by applying his theory of norms to tort law and Internet privacy laws." "This book will appeal to students and professionals in law, philosophy, and political and social theory."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Customary law -- Philosophy.
Torts -- Philosophy.
Privacy, Right of -- Philosophy.
Cyberspace -- Philosophy.
Social norms -- Philosophy.
LC no. 2002038842
ISBN 0521454360 hardback