Kluwer Academic Publishers (2003)

Authors
Petri Ylikoski
University of Helsinki
Abstract
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 social 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
Keywords Social sciences Philosophy  Social action  Action research
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $101.90 used (15% off)   $101.94 new (15% off)   $119.99 from Amazon    Amazon page
Call number H61.R346 2003
ISBN(s) 1402016670   9781402016677   9401037752   940071047X
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 59,677
External links

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
Chapters BETA

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Joint Actions and Group Agents.Philip Pettit & David Schweikard - 2006 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 36 (1):18-39.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total views
56 ( #183,655 of 2,432,200 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #467,285 of 2,432,200 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes