David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):211-236 (2004)
Social boundaries separate us fromthem. Explaining the formation, transformation, activation, and suppression of social boundaries presents knotty problems. It helps to distinguish two sets of mechanisms: (1) those that precipitate boundary change and (2) those that constitute boundary change. Properly speaking, only the constitutive mechanisms produce the effects of boundary change as such. Precipitants of boundary change include encounter, imposition, borrowing, conversation, and incentive shift. Constitutive mechanisms include inscriptionerasure, activationdeactivation, site transfer, and relocation. Effects of boundary change include attackdefense sequences. These mechanisms operate over a wide range of social phenomena. Key Words: social boundary mechanisms.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||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
Iddo Tavory (2010). Of Yarmulkes and Categories: Delegating Boundaries and the Phenomenology of Interactional Expectation. [REVIEW] Theory and Society 39 (1):49-68.
Similar books and articles
Heiko Neumann (1998). Representations, Computation, and Inverse Ecological Optics. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):766-767.
Daniel Steel (2004). Social Mechanisms and Causal Inference. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):55-78.
Achille C. Varzi (1997). Boundaries, Continuity, and Contact. Noûs 31 (1):26-58.
Guichun Guo (2010). The Boundaries of Context and Their Significance. Frontiers of Philosophy in China 5 (3):449-460.
Julian Reiss (2007). Do We Need Mechanisms in the Social Sciences? Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (2):163-184.
David Howarth (2000). On the Question, “What is Law?”. Res Publica 6 (3):259-283.
Mathieu Albert, Suzanne Laberge & Brian Hodges (2009). Boundary-Work in the Health Research Field: Biomedical and Clinician Scientists' Perceptions of Social Science Research. [REVIEW] Minerva 47 (2):171-194.
Jeremy T. Law (2010). Toward a Theology of Boundary. Zygon 45 (3):739-761.
Erik Weber (2007). Social Mechanisms, Causal Inference, and the Policy Relevance of Social Science. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 37 (3):348-359.
Achille C. Varzi, Boundary. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #161,229 of 1,692,897 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #193,926 of 1,692,897 )
How can I increase my downloads?