The Background of Social Reality

Selected Contributions from the Inaugural Meeting of ENSO


ISBN: 978-94-007-5599-4 (Print) 978-94-007-5600-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-9

    The Cultural Background of Acting Together

  3. The Ontology of Groups: Their Minds, Intentions, Actions and Interactions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-35

      Who Is Afraid of Group Agents and Group Minds?

    3. Chapter

      Pages 37-55

      Trying to Act Together

    4. Chapter

      Pages 57-75

      Missing the Forest for the Trees

    5. Chapter

      Pages 77-90

      The Boys Carried the Piano Upstairs

    6. Chapter

      Pages 91-104

      Creating Interpersonal Reality through Conversational Interactions

  4. Into the Background: Capacities and Cases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105

    2. Chapter

      Pages 107-125

      Social Rules and the Social Background

    3. Chapter

      Pages 127-146

      Sharing the Background

    4. Chapter

      Pages 147-162

      From Sharing a Background to Sharing One’s Presence

    5. Chapter

      Pages 163-181

      Social Ontology, Cultural Sociology, and the War on Terror

  5. Social Reality: Its Essence and Constitution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

    2. Chapter

      Pages 185-199

      Three Ways of Misunderstanding the Power of Rules

    3. Chapter

      Pages 201-215

      Arbitral Functions and Constitutive Rules

    4. Chapter

      Pages 217-232

      Social Ontology as Embedded in the Tradition of Phenomenological Realism

    5. Chapter

      Pages 233-251

      Ontological Dependence and Essential Laws of Social Reality the Case of Promising