© 1985

Social Action

  • Gottfried Seebass
  • Raimo Tuomela

Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLU, volume 43)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Part I

    1. Anton Leist
      Pages 43-52
    2. Steven Lukes
      Pages 53-59
  3. Part II

  4. Part III

    1. Raimo Tuomela
      Pages 103-127
    2. Raimo Tuomela
      Pages 149-150
  5. Part IV

    1. Jürgen Habermas
      Pages 151-178
    2. Ernst Tugendhat
      Pages 179-186
    3. Michael Baurmann
      Pages 187-196
  6. Part V

  7. Part VI

    1. Robert Audi
      Pages 243-277

About this book


The papers contained in this volume are based on the contributions to an international, interdisciplinary Symposium entitled 'Analytical and Sociologi­ cal Action Theories' which took place in Berlin (West) on September 1-3, 1982. Each part comprises a main paper followed by two (in Part IV three) papers commenting on it. On the whole there is an equal division into philo­ sophical and sociological papers. In particular each main paper receives both inter- and innerdisciplinary comments. The Berlin Symposium was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Bonn) and, to a smaller extent, by the Freie UniversiHit Berlin; both grants are acknowledged gratefully. Berlin and Helsinki, May 1984 GOTTFRIED SEEBASS RAIMO TUOMELA vii GOTTFRIED SEEBASS INTRODUCTION I. It is a striking fact that the extended efforts of both sociologists and analytical philosophers to work out what is termed a 'theory of action' have taken little, if any, account of each other. Yet of the various reasons for this that come to mind none appears to be such as to foil any hopes for fruitful interdisciplinary exchange. Being concerned, apparently, with the same set of phenomena, viz. individual and social actions, the two theories can reasonably be expected to be partially overlapping as well as competitive and complementary. Accordingly each can eventually be shown by the other to need completion or revision. Whether or to what extent this is the case is subject to inquiry and discussion.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gottfried Seebass
    • 1
  • Raimo Tuomela
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhilosophyThe Free UniversityBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Social Action
  • Editors Gottfried Seebaß
    R. Tuomela
  • Series Title Theory and Decision Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-1871-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8824-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-5263-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 304
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Methodology of the Social Sciences
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