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  1. Seumas Miller (2001). Social Action: A Teleological Account. Cambridge University Press.score: 240.0
    Social action is central to social thought. This centrality reflects the overwhelming causal significance of action for social life, the centrality of action to any account of social phenomena, and the fact that conventions and normativity are features of human activity. This book provides philosophical analyses of fundamental categories of human social action, including cooperative action, conventional action, social norm governed action, and the actions of the occupants (...)
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  2. Corinne Gendron, Véronique Bisaillon & Ana Isabel Otero Rance (2009). The Institutionalization of Fair Trade: More Than Just a Degraded Form of Social Action. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 86 (1):63 - 79.score: 240.0
    The context of economic globalization has contributed to the emergence of a new form of social action which has spread into the economic sphere in the form of the new social economic movements. The emblematic figure of this new generation of social movements is fair trade, which influences the economy towards political or social ends. Having emerged from multiple alternative trade practices, fair trade has gradually become institutionalized since the professionalization of World Shops, the arrival (...)
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  3. Preston T. King (ed.) (2003). Trusting in Reason: Martin Hollis and the Philosophy of Social Action. Frank Cass.score: 240.0
    Martin Hollis (d.1998) was arguably the most incisive, eloquent and witty philosopher of the social sciences of his time. His work is appreciated and contested here by some of the most eminent of contemporary social theorists. Hollis's philosophy of social action, routinely distinguished between understanding (rational) and explanation (causal). He argued that the aptest account of human interaction was to be made in terms of the first. Thus he focused upon the human reasons, for, rather than (...)
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  4. Sergey Zenkin (2012). Social Action and its Sense: Historical Hermeneutics After Ricoeur. Études Ricoeuriennes / Ricoeur Studies 3 (1):86-101.score: 240.0
    In the 1970s, particularly in his article “The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text” (1971), Paul Ricœur proposed a hypothesis concerning the homology between the text and social action. That hypothesis is not reducible to the narrative logic prevailing in late Ricœur’s writings, and we are searching to elucidate its further implications in social sciences. A new hermeneutics of social meanings can be founded upon it, enriched by the methodological experience of (...)
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  5. Martin Hollis (1977). Models of Man: Philosophical Thoughts on Social Action. Cambridge University Press.score: 234.0
    All social theorists and philosophers who seek to explain human action have a 'model of man', a metaphysical view of human nature. Some make man a plastic creature of nature and nurture, some present him as the autonomous creator of his social world, some offer a compromise. Each view needs its own theory of scientific knowledge calling for philosophic appraisal and the compromise sets harder puzzles than either. Passive accounts of man, for example, have a robust notion (...)
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  6. Matti Sintonen, Petri Ylikoski & Kaarlo Miller (eds.) (2003). Realism in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers.score: 210.0
    Realism in Action is a selection of essays written by leading representatives in the fields of action theory and philosophy of mind, philosophy of the social sciences and especially the nature of social action, and of epistemology and philosophy of science. Practical reason, reasons and causes in action theory, intending and trying, and folk-psychological explanation are some of the topics discussed by these leading participants. A particular emphasis is laid on trust, commitments and (...) institutions, on the possibility of grounding social notions in individual social attitudes, on the nature of social groups, institutions and collective intentionality, and on common belief and common knowledge. Applications to the social sciences include, e.g., a look at the Erklären-Verstehen controversy in economics, and at constructivist and realist views on archeological reconstructions of the past. (shrink)
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  7. Axel Honneth (1988). Social Action and Human Nature. Cambridge University Press.score: 210.0
    INTRODUCTION 'Anthropology' does not have quite the same meaning in Germany as it has in English-speaking countries. As the word is used in the latter ...
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  8. N. Gangopadhyay & L. Schilbach (2011). Seeing Minds: A Neurophilosophical Investigation of the Role of Perception-Action Coupling in Social Perception. Social Neuroscience.score: 198.0
    This paper proposes an empirical hypothesis that in some cases of social interaction we have an immediate perceptual access to others' minds in the perception of their embodied intentionality. Our point of departure is the phenomenological insight that there is an experiential difference in the perception of embodied intentionality and the perception of non-intentionality. The other's embodied intentionality is perceptually given in a way that is different from the givenness of non-intentionality. We claim that the phenomenological difference in the (...)
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  9. Joshua Shepherd (2012). Action, Mindreading and Embodied Social Cognition. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 11 (4):507-518.score: 192.0
    One of the central insights of the embodied cognition (EC) movement is that cognition is closely tied to action. In this paper, I formulate an EC-inspired hypothesis concerning social cognition. In this domain, most think that our capacity to understand and interact with one another is best explained by appeal to some form of mindreading. I argue that prominent accounts of mindreading likely contain a significant lacuna. Evidence indicates that what I call an agent’s actional processes and states—her (...)
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  10. Marion Godman (2013). Why We Do Things Together: The Social Motivation for Joint Action. Philosophical Psychology 26 (4):588-603.score: 192.0
    Joint action is a growing field of research, spanning across the cognitive, behavioral, and brain sciences as well as receiving considerable attention amongst philosophers. I argue that there has been a significant oversight within this field concerning the possibility that many joint actions are driven, at least in part, by agents' social motivations rather than merely by their shared intentions. Social motivations are not directly related to the (joint) target goal of the action. Instead, when agents (...)
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  11. Satinder P. Gill & Jan Borchers (2004). Knowledge in Co-Action: Social Intelligence in Collaborative Design Activity. [REVIEW] AI and Society 18 (1):86-86.score: 192.0
    Skilled cooperative action means being able to understand the communicative situation and know how and when to respond appropriately for the purpose at hand. This skill is of the performance of knowledge in co-action and is a form of social intelligence for sustainable interaction. Social intelligence, here, denotes the ability of actors and agents to manage their relationships with each other. Within an environment we have people, tools, artefacts and technologies that we engage with. Let us (...)
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  12. Martian Iovan (2010). Reflections on Christian Democratic Doctrine and Social Action. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 8 (23):159-165.score: 192.0
    Radu Carp, Dacian Gratian Gal, Sorin Muresan, Radu Preda, Principles of Popular Thought. Christian Democratic Doctrine and Social Action, Eikon: Cluj, 2006.
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  13. Giovanni Pezzulo, Pierpaolo Iodice, Stefano Ferraina & Klaus Kessler (2013). Shared Action Spaces: A Basis Function Framework for Social Re-Calibration of Sensorimotor Representations Supporting Joint Action. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7.score: 192.0
    The article explores the possibilities of formalizing and explaining the mechanisms that support spatial and social perspective alignment sustained over the duration of a social interaction. The basic proposed principle is that in social contexts the mechanisms for sensorimotor transformations and multisensory integration (learn to) incorporate information relative to the other actor(s), similar to the "re-calibration" of visual receptive fields in response to repeated tool use. This process aligns or merges the co-actors' spatial representations and creates a (...)
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  14. John R. Hall (1984). The Problem of Epistemology in the Social Action Perspective. Sociological Theory 2:253-289.score: 180.0
    Parsons's epistemology of "analytical realism" could be developed only by first displacing Weber's alternative epistemology within the social action perspective. Reconsideration of Parsons's epistemological moves shows that he came to conclusions unsupportable within the social action perspective. Reassertion of the postulate of Verstehen retrieves his achievements from the pure functionalism and positivism he opposed, by establishing a comprehensive action scheme centered on ideal-type analysis.
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  15. Nathalie Bulle (2009). Under What Conditions Can Formal Models of Social Action Claim Explanatory Power? International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (1):47-64.score: 180.0
    This paper's purpose is to set forth the conditions of explanation in the domain of formal modelling of social action. Explanation is defined as an adequate account of the underlying factors bringing about a phenomenon. The modelling of a social phenomenon can claim explanatory value in this sense if the following two conditions are fulfilled. (1) The generative mechanisms involved translate the effects of real factors abstracted from their phenomenal context, not those of purely ideal ones. (2) (...)
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  16. Neil Betten (1971). John Ryan and the Social Action Department. Thought 46 (2):227-246.score: 180.0
    John Ryan, American Progressive, was the paramount figure in the Social Action Department and its role in great part reflected his own intellectual development.
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  17. Aimee Dars Ellis (2011). Engaging in Social Action at Work. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 22:253-264.score: 180.0
    Many organizations are utilizing corporate social responsibility initiatives that require employee participation. These initiatives, which involve social action at work (SAW), can be a source of reputational gains, benefit the community, and increase employee organizational identification (Ellis, 2009). Although research has been conducted on employee volunteer programs (EVP), one aspect of SAW, those studies have not identified the characteristics of employees who are most likely to participate in EVP nor have they considered the wide range of SAW (...)
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  18. Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks & Andrew K. Woods (eds.) (2012). Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights. Oup Usa.score: 180.0
    In Understanding Social Action, Promoting Human Rights, editors Ryan Goodman, Derek Jinks, and Andrew K. Woods bring together a stellar group of contributors from across the social sciences to apply a broad yet conceptually unified array of advanced social science research concepts to the study of human rights and human rights law.
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  19. Cristiano Castelfranchi (2000). Through the Agents' Minds: Cognitive Mediators of Social Action. Mind and Society 1 (1):109-140.score: 176.0
    Thesis: Macro-level social phenomena are implemented through the (social) actions and minds of the individuals. Without an explicit theory of the agents' minds that founds, agents' behavior we cannot understand macro-level social phenomena, and in particular how they work. AntiThesis: Mind is not enough: the theory of individual (social) mind and action is not enough to explain several macro-level social phenomena. First, there are pre-cognitive, objective social structures that constrain the actions of the (...)
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  20. Kerry L. Marsh, Michael J. Richardson & R. C. Schmidt (2009). Social Connection Through Joint Action and Interpersonal Coordination. Topics in Cognitive Science 1 (2):320-339.score: 168.0
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  21. Tim Henning (2014). Alienation—New Perspectives From Environmental Ethics, Social Philosophy, and Action Theory; an Introduction. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 17 (1):7-11.score: 168.0
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  22. Varol Akman, Contexts of Social Action: Guest Editors' Introduction.score: 164.0
    In traditional linguistic accounts of context, one thinks of the immediate features of a speech situation, that is, a situation in which an expression is uttered. Thus, features such as time, location, speaker, hearer and preceding discourse are all parts of context. But context is a wider and more transcendental notion than what these accounts imply. For one thing, context is a relational concept relating social actions and their surroundings, relating social actions, relating individual actors and their surroundings, (...)
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  23. Martin Hollis (1996). Reason in Action: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science. Cambridge University Press.score: 162.0
    Did Adam and Eve act rationally in eating the fruit of the forbidden tree? That can seem to depend solely on whether they had found the best means to their ends, in the spirit of the 'economic' theories of rationality. Martin Hollis respects the elegance and power of these theories but judges their paradoxes endemic. He argues that social action cannot be understood by viewing human beings as abstract individuals with preferences in search of satisfaction, nor by divorcing (...)
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  24. Virginia Held (1984/1989). Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action. University of Chicago Press.score: 162.0
    Theories of justice, argues Virginia Held, are usually designed for a perfect, hypothetical world. They do not give us guidelines for living in an imperfect world in which the choices and decisions that we must make are seldom clear-cut. Seeking a morality based on actual experience, Held offers a method of inquiry with which to deal with the specific moral problems encountered in daily life. She argues that the division between public and private morality is misleading and shows convincingly that (...)
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  25. Bennett W. Helm (2002). Action for the Sake of ...: Caring and the Rationality of (Social) Action. Analyse and Kritik 24 (2):189--208.score: 162.0
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  26. Stephen Bodington (1978). Science and Social Action. Allison and Busby.score: 162.0
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  27. Steve Smith (2001). Many (Dirty) Hands Make Light Work: Martin Hollis's Account of Social Action. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (4):123-148.score: 156.0
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  28. James Evans, Ian Cook & Helen Griffiths (2008). Creativity, Group Pedagogy and Social Action: A Departure From Gough. Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (2):330–345.score: 156.0
    The following paper continues discussions within this journal about how the work of Delueze and Guattari can inform radical pedagogy. Building primarily on Noel Gough's 2004 paper, we take up the challenge to move towards a more creative form of 'becoming cyborg' in our teaching. In contrast to work that has focused on Deleuzian theories of the rhizome, we deploy Guattari's work on institutional schizoanalysis to explore the role of group creativity in radical pedagogy. The institutional therapies of Felix Guattari's (...)
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  29. Raimo Tuomela (1984). Social Action-Functions. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 14 (2):133-147.score: 156.0
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  30. Hans Chr Garmann Johnsen (2005). Action Research and Knowledge Co-Generation: A Not so Dangerous Liaison with Conventional Social Research. [REVIEW] AI and Society 19 (4):543-551.score: 156.0
    The article reflects on experience of action research in the context of regional development, where there has been pressure to produce practical results. The epistemological status of Action Research is explored, in contrast to conventional social science research. The article concludes that an ongoing relationship with conventional social research is necessary.
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  31. G. W. Trompf (1980). Book Reviews : Models of Man: Philosophical Thoughts on Social Action. By Martin Hollis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. Pp. VII + 198. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 10 (3):336-341.score: 156.0
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  32. I. Liebenberg & P. de Kock (2010). Review Article: Transforming the State Away From the State? Radical Social Action and 'Minority Attractions' Under Scrutiny. South African Journal of Philosophy 29 (2).score: 156.0
    This review article situates the work Black Flame within a capita selecta of earlier publications on anarchism-syndicalism and radical thought. Schmidt and Van der Walt's contribution (2009) is a recent addition to political thought, theory and socio-economic practice within the broad stream of anarcho-syndicalism. Its treatment of anarchism and anarchist syndicalist groups in the workplace within an international context since the middle 1800s and the attempt to situate the debate in contemporary society are some notable features. The authors engage with (...)
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  33. Samuel Adjei-Nsiah, Cees Leeuwis, Ken E. Giller & Thom W. Kuyper (2008). Action Research on Alternative Land Tenure Arrangements in Wenchi, Ghana: Learning From Ambiguous Social Dynamics and Self-Organized Institutional Innovation. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 25 (3):389-403.score: 156.0
    This study reports on action research efforts that were aimed at developing institutional arrangements beneficial for soil fertility improvement. Three stages of action research are described and analyzed. We initially began by bringing stakeholders together in a platform to engage in a collaborative design of new arrangements. However, this effort was stymied mainly because conditions conducive for learning and negotiation were lacking. We then proceeded to support experimentation with alternative arrangements initiated by individual landowners and migrant farmers. The (...)
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  34. Luciano Pellicani (1986). Ortega's Theory of Social Action. Telos (70):115-124.score: 156.0
    Sociology came into being when its “founding fathers” saw what had remained hidden in the past, i.e., that man is a “social animal” in a sense much more profound than even Aristotle thought: he is a social animal not only because he lives in continual “commerce” with his peers, but also because society lives in him as a cultural tradition. In other words, sociology was born out of the “revolt against individualism” accompanied by the realization that social (...)
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  35. D. Canter (1985). Intention, Meaning and Structure: Social Action in its Physical Context. In G. P. Ginsburg, Marylin Brenner & Mario von Cranach (eds.), Discovery Strategies in the Psychology of Action. Academic Press. 35--171.score: 156.0
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  36. Shira Eve Epstein (2013). Independent Voices, Social Insight, and Action: An Analysis of a Social Action Project. Journal of Social Studies Research 37 (3):123-136.score: 156.0
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  37. Alfred Schutz (forthcoming). The Social World and the Theory of Social Action. Social Research.score: 156.0
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  38. Derek Layder (1994). Reviews : Franco Crespi, Social Action and Power. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. £35.00, Paper £11.95, X + 147pp. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 7 (3):111-113.score: 150.0
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  39. John D. Greenwood (1990). The Social Constitution of Action: Objectivity and Explanation. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 20 (2):195-207.score: 150.0
    It is argued in this article that human actions may be said to be socially constituted : as being behavior that is constituted as human action by social relations and by participant agent and collective representations of behavior. In contrast to recent social constructionist accounts, it is argued that the social constitution of action does not pose any threat to the objectivity of classification or explanation in social psychological science. It does mark some significant (...)
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  40. Karl-Otto Apel (1981). 1. Social Action and the Concept of Rationality. Philosophical Topics 12 (Supplement):9-35.score: 150.0
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  41. Frank H. Knight (1936). Pragmatism and Social Action. International Journal of Ethics 46 (2):229-236.score: 150.0
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  42. Albert William Levi (1941). Language and Social Action. Ethics 51 (3):307-324.score: 150.0
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  43. Thomas J. Scheff (1986). Micro-Linguistics and Social Structure: A Theory of Social Action. Sociological Theory 4 (1):71-83.score: 150.0
  44. Bruce M. Lan Desman (1990). Virginia Held, Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action. Journal of Chinese Philosophy 17 (4):505-509.score: 150.0
  45. Georges Dicker (1971). John Dewey: Instrumentalism in Social Action. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 7 (4):221 - 232.score: 150.0
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  46. Lenore Langsdorf (1995). Treating Method and Form as Phenomena: An Appreciation of Garfinkel's Phenomenology of Social Action. [REVIEW] Human Studies 18 (2-3):177 - 188.score: 150.0
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  47. Stephen Mennell (1990). Reviews : Axel Honneth and Hans Joas, Social Action and Human Nature, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1989, £27.50, Paper £8.95, Ix + 191 Pp. [REVIEW] History of the Human Sciences 3 (2):296-299.score: 150.0
  48. Harvey Pinney (1940). The Structure of Social Action. Ethics 50 (2):164-192.score: 150.0
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  49. A. Schaff, A. Ferace & N. Cantarella (1967). Alienation and Social Action. Diogenes 15 (57):64-82.score: 150.0
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  50. Miguel A. Cabrera (2001). On Language, Culture, and Social Action. History and Theory 40 (4):82–100.score: 150.0
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