The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance View (Hardback)
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The Philosophy of Social Practices: A Collective Acceptance View (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 24/10/2002
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This is a systematic philosophical and conceptual study of the notion of a social practice. Raimo Tuomela explains social practices in terms of the interlocking mental states of the agents; he shows how social practices (for example customs and traditions) are 'building blocks of society'; and he offers a clear and powerful account of the way in which social institutions are constructed from these building blocks as established, interconnected sets of social practices with a special new social status. His analysis is based on the novel concept of shared 'we-attitudes', which represent a weak form of collective intentionality, and he makes instructive connections to major topics and figures in philosophy and the social sciences. His book will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy of mind, philosophy of social science, psychology and sociology, and artificial intelligence.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521818605
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm


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'... makes a significant contribution ... detailed, logical and comprehensive.' Philosophical Writings
'The Philosophy of Social Practices makes a significant contribution to the field of collective intentionality and social action by providing an analysis of social practices and institutions which is detailed, logical and comprehensive.' Philosophical Writings
'Raimo Tuomela's book gives an extremely detailed, systematic and clarifying analysis of the central building blocks of the social world. The book really does seem to fill a void ... Tuomela fills his book with illuminating details, examples and novel distinctions.' Nordic Journal of Philosophy

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