The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance View

The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance View

by Raimo Tuomela
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521818605

ISBN-13: 9780521818605

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521818605
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Lexile:
1570L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List 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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