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Andrei Marmor - Social Conventions: From Language to Law - Reviewed by Michael Giudice, York University - Philosophical Reviews - University of Notre Dame
Social Conventions is divided into two main parts. The first part, composed of a preface and the first three chapters, offers a refined account of the nature of conventions. The second part, composed of chapters four to seven, applies various elements of the account to language, morality, and law.
book  review  philosophy  social  conventions  construction  ethics  behavior 
january 2010 by tsuomela
UnderstandingSociety: Demystifying social knowledge
We might think of these as styles of sociological thinking.  One emphasizes the ordinariness of the phenomena, and looks at the chief challenges of sociology as embracing the tasks of description, classification, and explanation.  The other highlights the inherent obscurity of the social world, and conceives of sociology as an exercise in philosophical theory, involving the work of presenting, clarifying and critiquing texts and abstract philosophical ideas as well as specific social circumstances.
sociology  style  discourse  conventions  history 
december 2009 by tsuomela

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