Michal Ivan scrutinized the author ś notion of implicit rule, concluding that it is flawed in his criticism of the author´s book Člověk a pravidla [Man and rules]. In this contribution, the author defends his approach, explaining the notion in greater detail. He states that his talk about the existence of an implicit rule refers to the social setting in which some kinds of social (especially linguistic) actions are governed by normative attitudes of the members of the society. These normative attitudes institute the propriety which makes instances of actions of the kinds either correct or incorrect; hence people can follow or violate the rule, the rule can come into being, develop, and fade away – without it being explicitly articulated.
Filozofický ústav, Akademie věd České republiky, v.v.i., Jilská 1, 110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
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