Broad Internalism, Deep Conventions, Moral Entrepreneurs, and Sport

Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 39 (1):65-100 (2012)


My argument will proceed as follows. I will first sketch out the broad internalist case for pitching its normative account of sport in the abstract manner that following Dworkin?s lead in the philosophy of law its adherents insist upon. I will next show that the normative deficiencies in social conventions broad internalists uncover are indeed telling but misplaced since they hold only for what David Lewis famously called ?coordinating? conventions. I will then distinguish coordinating conventions from deep ones and make my case not only for the normative salience of deep conventions but for their normative superiority over the abstract normative principles broad internalists champion

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Taking Rights Seriously.Ronald Dworkin (ed.) - 1977 - Duckworth.
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