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Social action [electronic resource] : a teleological account / Seumas Miller.

By: Miller, Seumas.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xi, 308 p.).ISBN: 0511041004 (electronic bk.); 9780511041006 (electronic bk.); 9780511612954 (electronic bk.); 0511612958 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social sciences -- Philosophy | Social action | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services | Sociale actie | Instituties | Soziales Handeln | SoziologieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social action.DDC classification: 361.2 Other classification: 08.44 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Theories of Social Action; 2 Joint Action; 3 Conventions; 4 Social Norms; 5 Organisations, Agency, and Action; 6 Social Institutions and Social Groups; 7 Collective Rights; 8 Collective Responsibility; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
Summary: Social action is central to social thought. Avoiding both the excessively atomistic individualism of rational choice theorists and implausible collectivist assumptions, this provides philosophical analyses of fundamental categories of human social action, including cooperative action, conventional action, social norm governed action, and the actions of the occupants of organizational roles.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-297) and index.

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Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Theories of Social Action; 2 Joint Action; 3 Conventions; 4 Social Norms; 5 Organisations, Agency, and Action; 6 Social Institutions and Social Groups; 7 Collective Rights; 8 Collective Responsibility; Notes; Bibliography; Index;

Social action is central to social thought. Avoiding both the excessively atomistic individualism of rational choice theorists and implausible collectivist assumptions, this provides philosophical analyses of fundamental categories of human social action, including cooperative action, conventional action, social norm governed action, and the actions of the occupants of organizational roles.

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