The paper discusses the basic categories of discursive practice following the model presented by Robert B. Brandom in 'Making it Explicit': deontic status and the deontic attitude, the notions of assertion and inference, inferential relations, and the scorekeeping metaphor. The author analyses these notions, trying to outline Brandom's conception of language and practice. He also discusses the conception of normative facts, the role of sanctions in normative practice, as well as Brandom's specific way of understanding normativity. The author claims that normativity in Brandom's sense is constitutive rather than evaluative.
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