Brett M. Frischmann (Villanova University – School of Law) has posted “Common Sense Commons: The Case of Commonsensical Social Norms” (Governing Markets as Knowledge Commons, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
This chapter examines common sense, an important domain of social knowledge. Common sense helps us effectively engage with each other and our complex world, and it often functions as social infrastructure for everyday market transactions and social interactions. Common sense does not mean universal, true, or even accurate; it often is culturally contingent, varied, and erroneous (i.e., common nonsense). The chapter explores governance challenges and the dynamic relationships between common sense, social norms, and technology.