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Ant Trap

Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

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In The Ant Trap, Brian Epstein rewrites our understanding of the nature of the social world and the foundations of the social sciences. He develops a new model of the social world, and shows that the actions and intentions of social groups often depend on more than their members.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

  • INTRODUCTION

  • PART ONE - FOUNDATIONS, OLD AND NEW

  • 1 Individualism: a recipe for warding off "spirits"

  • 2 Getting to the consensus view

  • 3 Seeds of doubt

  • 4 Another puzzle: a competing consensus

  • 5 Tools and terminology

  • 6 Grounding and anchoring

  • 7 Case study: laws as frame principles

  • 8 Two kinds of individualism

  • 9 Against conjunctivism

  • PART TWO - GROUPS AND THE FAILURE OF INDIVIDUALISM

  • 10 Groups and constitution

  • 11 Simple facts about groups

  • 12 The identity of groups

  • 13 Kinds of groups

  • 14 Group attitudes: patterns of grounding

  • 15 Group action: more than member action

  • 16 Group intention

  • 17 Other theories I: social integrate models

  • 18 Other theories II: status models

  • LOOKING AHEAD

  • Acknowledgements

  • Bibliography

  • Index


Produktdetails

Erscheinungsdatum
01. September 2018
Sprache
englisch
Seitenanzahl
312
Autor/Autorin
Brian Epstein
Produktart
kartoniert
Gewicht
460 g
Größe (L/B/H)
232/154/17 mm
ISBN
9780190871758

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Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein received his PhD in philosophy from Stanford University, his master's in philosophy from Oxford University, and graduated summa cum laude with an AB in philosophy from Princeton University. His research interests include philosophy of social science, metaphysics, and philosophy of language, focusing in particular on issues in the theory of reference and the ontology of social kinds. He also has interests in conceptual schemes, the philosophy of music, and the philosophy of economics. Between degree programs, he worked at a number of technology startups and consulting firms.

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