Student Type

Ph.D.

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

Fall 10-10-2015

Abstract

One of the few basic premises that sociological analysis assumes is a general answer to the question of how society is organized according to some sort of agreement or contract. Elucidating how this question is still unsettled requires an exploration of how several prominent thinkers have considered what the basis for society is and how it is related to justice founded in the cognitive sociological basis of individuality. Drawing on the cognitive and cultural turn, this critique offers a revision of the structure-agency problem and examines the implications for a sociological conception of freedom and a corresponding concept of causation for the human sciences.

Comments

This is a delivered presentation. More formal expositions of the ideas present are forthcoming.

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The Loci of Cognition in the Model of the Actor

 
 

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