Sociologizing metaphysics and mind: A pragmatist point of view on the methodology of the social sciences [Book Review]
Human Studies 30 (2):97 - 114 (2007)
|Abstract||There are realist philosophers and social scientists who believe in the indispensability of social ontology. However, we argue that certain pragmatist outlines for inquiry open more fruitful roads to empirical research than such ontologizing perspectives. The pragmatist conceptual tools in a Darwinian vein—concepts like action, habit, coping and community—are in a particularly stark contrast with, for instance, the Searlean and Chomskian metaphysics of human being. In particular, we bring Searle’s realist philosophy of society and mind under critical survey in this paper and contrast it with a pragmatist, sociologizing approach. Drawing from Dewey, James, and recent antirepresentationalism, we propose for research work a methodological relationalism of its own kind, altogether detached from the ontologies of society and mind.|
|Keywords||Methodological relationalism Ontology Pragmatism Realism Sociology of mind|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Bart Schultz (1999). Comment: The Private and its Problems-Pragmatism, Pragmatist Feminism, and Homophobia. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (2):281-305.
Charlene Haddock Seigfried (1999). Socializing Democracy: Jane Addams and John Dewey. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29 (2):207-230.
Osmo Kivinen & Tero Piiroinen (2011). On the Distinctively Human: Two Perspectives on the Evolution of Language and Conscious Mind. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 42 (1):87-105.
Clara Fischer (2010). Consciousness and Conscience: Feminism, Pragmatism and the Potential for Radical Change. Studies in Social Justice 4 (1):67 - 85.
Robert B. Talisse (2011). Toward a New Pragmatist Politics. Metaphilosophy 42 (5):552-571.
Jeroen Van Bouwel & Erik Weber (2008). De-Ontologizing the Debate on Social Explanations: A Pragmatic Approach Based on Epistemic Interests. Human Studies 31 (4):423 - 442.
Jeroen Van Bouwel & Erik Weber (2008). De-Ontologizing the Debate on Social Explanations: A Pragmatic Approach Based on Epistemic Interests. [REVIEW] Human Studies 31 (4):423-442.
Osmo Kivinen & Tero Piiroinen (2004). The Relevance of Ontological Commitments in Social Sciences: Realist and Pragmatist Viewpoints. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 34 (3):231–248.
Osmo Kivinen & Tero Piiroinen (2006). Toward Pragmatist Methodological Relationalism: From Philosophizing Sociology to Sociologizing Philosophy. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (3):303-329.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads9 ( #122,328 of 722,765 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,247 of 722,765 )
How can I increase my downloads?