The Social Philosophy of Harré as a Philosophy of Culture

  • Steen BrockEmail author
Part of the Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences book series (THHSS)


The chapter reconstructs main features of Harré’s social philosophy in order to present this as a philosophy of culture. This reconstruction involves features of Harré’s natural philosophy. It shows how key notions in Harré’s work, such as the sense of self and grammar, relate to a cultural understanding of the individuality of people. Finally, the chapter explains the sense in which Harré’s social philosophy expresses a “critique of culture”.


People Individuality Agency Cultural critique Wittgenstein Vygotsky 


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  1. 1.Aarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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