Mediation and Normative Science

Kory Spencer Sorrell

in Representative Practices

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780823223541
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235582 | DOI:

Series: American Philosophy

Mediation and Normative Science

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This chapter discusses the normative account of practices representatives that has so far remained an abstraction. The question that is addressed here is how to produce better forms of representation when it is primarily the object's adequacy that is being presented. Representation in this context refers to the body of shared understandings that is the medium wherein individuals have transactions with each other. Our shared understandings give us particular values in a form of representation that is reproductive, with specified forms of interaction, and modes of symbolic interpretation—all of which go towards continuing a way of life that the community has embodied for some period of time.

Keywords: normative account; representation; abstraction; interaction; community

Chapter.  9715 words. 

Subjects: Feminist Philosophy

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