Social Ontology

2019-2020
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Doel vak

The main aim of this course is to introduce students to social ontology.
The students will be able to understand the philosophical and scientific
controversies regarding social objects (e.g. groups of individuals,
universities) and the analysis thereof. The students will be able to
engage in constructive and critical discussions on these topics.

Inhoud vak

The course covers ontological questions (e.g. what is the university?)
and methodological questions (e.g. can or should we analyze a group in
terms of its individuals?). The course focuses on recent work within
analytical philosophy. Main topics include the social sciences,
naturalism/interpretation, (collective) intentionality, rational choice
theory, group agency, social institutions, race, and gender.

Onderwijsvorm

Interactive lectures and close reading seminars.

Toetsvorm

Group presentations in class (20%)
Two written assignments (40% each)

Literatuur

Literature will be made available on Canvas.

Doelgroep

Bachelors students in philosophy and in different areas of the social
sciences with interests in foundational, philosophical questions.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Familiarity with general analytic philosophy.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode W_BA_SOC
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes
Examinator prof. dr. C. Dutilh Novaes
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