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Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents

Raimo Tuomela

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199978267
eISBN:
9780199367788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978267.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

The main focus of this book about social ontology is collective intentionality (as expressed by joint intentions, wants, beliefs, and action) and group agency. The theory presented starts from the ... More


Nature and Task of the Sociological Enterprise

Gianfranco Piggo

in Durkheim

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198780878
eISBN:
9780191695391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198780878.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explains how Durkheim constructed and justified his life's project: the development of a new, scientifically grounded understanding of social reality. It considers his published book, ... More


Institutional Facts and Institutions

Raimo Tuomela

in Social Ontology: Collective Intentionality and Group Agents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199978267
eISBN:
9780199367788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199978267.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

The chapter creates a theory of group-social facts and social institutions relying on the we-mode approach and the notion of collective “pattern-governed” behavior. The central notion in this account ... More


Declarations and Status Functions

Kirk Ludwig

in From Plural to Institutional Agency: Collective Action II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198789994
eISBN:
9780191831560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789994.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter 12 evaluates, in the light of the analysis of status functions in previous chapters, a recent claim by Searle that all institutional facts, and so all status functions, are created by ... More


Self-Consciousness, Self-Ownership, and Natural Rights

S. Adam Seagrave

in The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter elaborates on the Lockean idea of self-ownership through self-consciousness, arguing for the derivation of the idea of natural rights from the idea of self-ownership, and the derivation ... More


From Natural Rights to the Natural Law

S. Adam Seagrave

in The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226123431
eISBN:
9780226123578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226123578.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the derivation of natural rights in the previous chapter necessarily entails an account of natural law. This connection is forged through a second “ordering fact” consisting ... More


Why Ought Implies Can

Sebastian R ödl

in Kant on Practical Justification: Interpretive Essays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195395686
eISBN:
9780199979295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395686.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In his famous presentation of the fact of reason, Kant asserts that, recognizing that I must do something, I know that I can. Knowing that the moral law requires that I act in a certain way, I know ... More


Relational Facts in Liberal Political Theory: Is There Magic in the Pronoun ‘My’?

Christopher Heath Wellman

in Liberal Rights and Responsibilities: Essays on Citizenship and Sovereignty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982189
eISBN:
9780199352265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982189.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A standard communitarian/nationalist criticism of liberalism is that its individualist principles provide no normative room for the civic obligations necessary to sustain a liberal state. The ... More


Investigating the Investigations

John G. Gunnell

in Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169400
eISBN:
9780231538343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169400.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter gives a detailed reading of the Philosophical Investigations from the perspective of social theory. In this text, Wittgenstein continued expounding his theories about meaning; language ... More


The General Theory of Institutions and Institutional Facts: Language and Social Reality

John R. Searle

in Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195396171
eISBN:
9780190267643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195396171.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter states that institutional facts are developed by language; however, human beings are oblivious to the role of language in creating social reality, especially when one is at home and ... More


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