Lagerspetz, Ikäheimo & Kotkavirta - On the Nature of Social and Institutional Reality

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Nimeke: On the Nature of Social and Institutional Reality

Toimittanut: Eerik Lagerspetz, Heikki Ikäheimo & Jussi Kotkavirta

ISBN: 951-39-0704-X

Julkaisija: University of Jyväskylä

Julkaistu: 2001



WHAT IS THE NATURE of the social reality? How do the major social institutions like money or law exist? What are the limits of individualistically-oriented social theories?

These and related problems are intensely discussed in philosophy, in legal theory and in the methodology of social sciences. This collection brings together the different traditions of the contemporary discussion. It includes new and thought-provoking articles by John Searle, Margaret Gilbert, Ota Weinberger, Raimo Tuomela, Eerik Lagerspetz, Michael Quante, Cristina Redondo and Paolo Comanducci.