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David L. Thompson
Memorial University of Newfoundland
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Biological organisms, languages and selves are normative entities, so must be understood in terms of norms. Mechanistic understanding is based on causal necessity, but normative understanding relies on a grasp of the contingencies of evolution, history and personal experience.
Keywords Mechanism  Norms  explanation  Understanding  Language  organisms  Selfhood
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