The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance Viewby Raimo Tuomela
Pub. Date: 08/20/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This philosophical and conceptual study shows how social practices (customs and traditions) are "building blocks of society." Raimo Tuomela systematically reveals how social institutions are constructed from these "building blocks." His analysis is based on the novel concept of shared "we-attitudes," which represent a weak form of collective intentionality, and he makes instructive connections to major topics and figures in philosophy and the social sciences.
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Table of ContentsList of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Collective intentionality and the construction of the social world; 2. Collective intentionality; 3. Conceptual activity, rule following and social practices; 4. An account of social practices; 5. A collective acceptance account of collective-social notions; 6. Social institutions; 7. Social practices in a dynamic context: a mathematical analysis; Epilogue; Notes; References; Index.
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