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On social facts, Margaret Gilbert

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On social facts
Title
On social facts
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Margaret Gilbert
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Are social groups real in any sense that is independent of the thoughts, actions, and beliefs of the individuals making up the group? Using methods of philosophy to examine such longstanding sociological questions, Margaret Gilbert gives a general characterization of the core phenomena at issue in the domain of human social life. After developing detailed analyses of a number of central everyday concepts of social phenomena--including shared action, a social convention, a group's belief, and a group itself--she proposes that the core social phenomena among human beings are "plural subject" phenomena. In her analyses Gilbert discusses the work of such thinkers as Emile Durkheim, Georg Simmel, Max Weber, and David Lewis. "Gilbert's book aims to ... exhibit some general and structural features of the conceptual scheme in terms of which we think about social groups, collective action, social convention, and shared belief ... [It] offers an important corrective to individualistic thinking in the social sciences ..."--Michael Root, Philosophical Review "In this rich and rewarding work, Margaret Gilbert provides a novel and detailed account of our everyday concepts of social collectivity. In so doing she makes a seminal contribution to ... some vexed issues in the philosophy of social science ... [An] intellectually pioneering work."--John D. Greenwood, Social Epistemology
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Cataloging source
JSTOR
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1942-
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Gilbert, Margaret
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
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  • Gruppe ..
  • Sociology
  • Social groups
  • Social action
  • Collective behavior
  • Sociologie
  • Groupes sociaux
  • Action sociale
  • Comportement collectif
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Collective behavior
  • Social action
  • Social groups
  • Sociology
  • Kollektive Handlung
  • Soziologische Theorie
  • Gruppe
  • Soziales Handeln
  • Gruppenverhalten
  • Metasoziologie
  • Sociale werkelijkheid
  • Sociologie
  • Soziologie
  • Handlung
  • Sociologie
  • Groupes sociaux
  • Action sociale
  • Comportement collectif
Label
On social facts, Margaret Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London; New York : Routledge, 1989
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-504) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Preface and acknowledgements -- I. Introduction: everyday concepts and social reality -- 1. Preamble -- 2. The focus and thesis of this book -- 3. Social science and everyday concepts -- 4. Weber on everyday collectivity concepts -- 5. The everyday concept of a collectivity -- 6. Methodology -- 7. The main themes -- 8. Overview of chapters -- II. 'Social action' and the subject matter of social science -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Weber's account of 'social action' -- 3. The question of collectivities
  • 4. Further considerations on Weber's concept -- 5. Conclusions -- III. Action, meaning, and the social -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The deep level of the discussion -- 3. Winch on rule-following -- 4. Kripke's Wittgenstein -- 5. The intentionalist programme -- 6. Group languages -- IV. Social groups: a Simmelian view -- 1. Introduction: Simmel's statement -- 2. On Sharing in an action -- 3. 'We' -- 4. Social Groups -- V. After Durkheim: concerning collective belief -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Durkheim on social facts: some salient features of the Rules discussion
  • 3. Assessing accounts of collective beliefs: some tests -- 4. The simple summative account -- 5. A second summative account: adding common knowledge -- 6. A third summative account: the group as cause -- 7. A nonsummative account of collective belief -- VI. Social convention -- 1. Introduction -- 2. David Lewis on convention -- 3. Critique of Lewis (1): A flawless mechanism? -- 4. Critique of Lewis (2): Lewis's conditions on convention -- 5. Critique of Lewis (3): Lewis and the 'ought'of convention -- 6. Critique of Lewis (4): conventions and collectivities
  • 7. Towards an account of social convention -- 8. Social convention -- VII. On social facts -- 1. The structure of everyday collectivity concepts:summary of results -- 2. The actions of participating individual men' -- 3. Concerning 'individualism' versus 'holism' -- 4. A sketch of some further applications -- 5. On social facts -- 6. Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
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on1162817364
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1 online resource (x, 521 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780691214627
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctv10wz69f
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162817364
Label
On social facts, Margaret Gilbert
Publication
Note
Originally published: London; New York : Routledge, 1989
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 496-504) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication Page -- Contents -- Preface and acknowledgements -- I. Introduction: everyday concepts and social reality -- 1. Preamble -- 2. The focus and thesis of this book -- 3. Social science and everyday concepts -- 4. Weber on everyday collectivity concepts -- 5. The everyday concept of a collectivity -- 6. Methodology -- 7. The main themes -- 8. Overview of chapters -- II. 'Social action' and the subject matter of social science -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Weber's account of 'social action' -- 3. The question of collectivities
  • 4. Further considerations on Weber's concept -- 5. Conclusions -- III. Action, meaning, and the social -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The deep level of the discussion -- 3. Winch on rule-following -- 4. Kripke's Wittgenstein -- 5. The intentionalist programme -- 6. Group languages -- IV. Social groups: a Simmelian view -- 1. Introduction: Simmel's statement -- 2. On Sharing in an action -- 3. 'We' -- 4. Social Groups -- V. After Durkheim: concerning collective belief -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Durkheim on social facts: some salient features of the Rules discussion
  • 3. Assessing accounts of collective beliefs: some tests -- 4. The simple summative account -- 5. A second summative account: adding common knowledge -- 6. A third summative account: the group as cause -- 7. A nonsummative account of collective belief -- VI. Social convention -- 1. Introduction -- 2. David Lewis on convention -- 3. Critique of Lewis (1): A flawless mechanism? -- 4. Critique of Lewis (2): Lewis's conditions on convention -- 5. Critique of Lewis (3): Lewis and the 'ought'of convention -- 6. Critique of Lewis (4): conventions and collectivities
  • 7. Towards an account of social convention -- 8. Social convention -- VII. On social facts -- 1. The structure of everyday collectivity concepts:summary of results -- 2. The actions of participating individual men' -- 3. Concerning 'individualism' versus 'holism' -- 4. A sketch of some further applications -- 5. On social facts -- 6. Afterword -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
on1162817364
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 521 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691214627
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv10wz69f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1162817364

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