Organon F

Volume 26, August 2019, Issue 4, Pages 597–611

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Genuinely Constitutive Rules

Bartosz Kaluziński 


In this article I am going to argue that despite the fact that (1) there is nothing specific to the form of constitutive rules and (2) that in some broad sense every rule has a constitutive aspect, there is a substantial difference between what might be called trivially and genuinely constitutive rules, and the difference can be spotted by looking at practices that rules are supposed to constitute, not at these rules.


Constitutive rules; deep conventions; regulative rules; rules of efficiency.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)


Bartosz Kaluziński ORCID iD icon


Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań


Institute of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań Szamarzewskiego 89c, 60-568 Poznań, Poland


About this article


19 November 2018


28 January 2019

Published online

17 March 2019


Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

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Cite as


Kaluziński, B. (2019). Genuinely Constitutive Rules. Organon F26(4), 597–611.


Kaluziński, Bartosz. 2019. "Genuinely Constitutive Rules." Organon F 26 (4): 597–611.


Kaluziński, B. (2019). Genuinely Constitutive Rules. Organon F, 26(4), pp. 597–611.

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© Bartosz Kaluziński

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