Raimo Tuomela’s Philosophy of Sociality. An Outline

Gerhard Preyer, Georg Peter

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/szhf.2018.053

Abstract


The study gives an overview of Raimo Tuomela’s philosophy of sociality and social ontology. It is shown how the subjects of his analysis of the foundation of the social domain are connected. Thereby the overview is a help for the study of his work in progress, as well as comparing and contrasting his account with the other founders of the analysis of collective intentionality (Bratman, Gilbert, and Searle), and their related topics, for example: I-mode and we-mode, collective commitment, social groups, cooperation, and institutions, and the ongoing contemporary analysis. It is concluded that the kernel of Tuomela’s social ontology is sociology of membership. An open minded exchange about the differences among the accounts which have emerged since the 1990s will only lead to a re-systematization of the social domain in time periods like the contemporary society, taking into play that social structure and membership conditions of social systems are changed drastically.


Keywords


Philosophy of sociology; social ontology; collective intentionality; theory of corporation; decision and game theory; theory of social system; institutions; cooperation; methodological individualism and holism; sociological theory

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