David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
International Journal of Philosophical Studies 20 (1):43-67 (2012)
Abstract This paper puts Searle?s social ontology together with an understanding of the human person as inclined openly toward the truth. Institutions and their deontology are constituted by collective Declarative beliefs, guaranteeing mind-world adequation. As this paper argues, often they are constituted also by collective Assertive beliefs that justify (rather than validate intrainstitutionally) institutional facts. A special type of Status Function-creating ?Assertive Declarative? belief is introduced, described, and used to shore up Searle?s account against two objections: that, as based on collective acceptance, Searlean social ontology cannot make sense of dissenters, and that it, as its deontology is all game-like, implies a legal positivism and thus cannot make proper sense of the moral import of sociopolitical institutions. This change is necessary to deepen social ontology?s understanding of human societies and to accurately describe many social, religious, and political institutions as constituted from the perspectives of participants and dissidents.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Savas L. Tsohatzidis (ed.) (2007). Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts: Essays on John Searle's Social Ontology. Springer.
John R. Searle (2009). Making the Social World: The Structure of Human Civilization. Oxford University Press.
Xiaoqiang Han (2009). Searle’s Theory of Social Reality and Some Social Reality. Synthesis Philosophica 48 (2):8.
Emma Tieffenbach (2010). Searle and Menger on Money. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (2):191-212.
F. Hindriks (2013). Restructuring Searle's Making the Social World. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (3):373-389.
Stephan Boehm (2002). The Ramifications of John Searle's Social Philosophy in Economics. Journal of Economic Methodology 9 (1):1-10.
Savas L. Tsohatzidis (2007). Introduction to 'Intentional Acts and Institutional Facts'. In , Intentional Acts and Insitutional Facts: Essays on John Searle's Social Ontology. Springer.
Italo Testa (2011). Social Space and the Ontology of Recognition. In Heikki Ikäheimo Arto Laitinen (ed.), Recognition and Social Ontology. Brill Books (pp. 287-308).
Robert Keith Shaw (2011). Understanding Public Organisations: Collective Intentionality as Cooperation. In Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia. Auckland, New Zealand. Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia.
J. P. Smit, Filip Buekens & Stan du Plessis (2011). What is Money? An Alternative to Searle's Institutional Facts. Economics and Philosophy 27 (1):1-22.
Barry Smith (2008). Searle and De Soto: The New Ontology of the Social World. In The Mystery of Capital and the Construction of Social Reality. Open Court.
Nikolay Milkov (2011). Towards a Reistic Social-Historical Philosophy. In Petrov V. (ed.), Ontological Landscapes: Recent Thought on Conceptual Interfaces between Science and Philosophy. Ontos. 245.
Added to index2012-02-11
Total downloads17 ( #108,272 of 1,413,402 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #94,438 of 1,413,402 )
How can I increase my downloads?