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Social Norms - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Mar 01, 2011 . Social norms, the informal rules that govern behavior in groups and societies, have been extensively studied in the social sciences. Anthropologists have described how social norms function in different cultures (Geertz 1973), sociologists have focused on their social functions and how they motivate people to act (Durkheim 1895 [1982], 1950 [1957]; Parsons 1937; ....

Social Ontology - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

Mar 21, 2018 . 1. History. The following short discussion mentions some key themes and innovations in the history of social ontology. For a more detailed discussion of historical developments in social ontology as well as references, see the supplementary document: Social ontology: History. 1.1 Ancient and Early Modern Debates on the Sources of Social Entities.