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On Social Facts
 Four concepts are considered in relation to the question: can an illuminating characterization of the social sciences be given in terms of one concept of a relatively natural kind of thing? Weber'sExpand
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Walking Together: A Paradigmatic Social Phenomenon
The everyday concept of a social group is approached by examining the concept of going for a walk together, an example of doing something together, or "shared action". Two analyses requiring sharedExpand
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Joint Commitment: How We Make the Social World
CONTENTS PREFACE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS SOURCES INTRODUCTION PART I SHARED AGENCY Ch. 1 Acting Together Ch. 2 Considerations on Joint Commitment Ch. 3 Who's to Blame? Ch. 4 Rationality in Collective ActionExpand
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A Theory of Political Obligation
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A theory of political obligation : membership, commitment, and the bonds of society
I. A CENTRAL PROBLEM OF POLITICAL OBLIGATION 1. The problem 2. Obligations: initial points 3. In pursuit of political obligation 4. Actual contract theory: attractions 5. Actual contract theory:Expand
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Living Together: Rationality, Sociality, and Obligation
Chapter 1 Introduction: Two Standpoints Chapter 2 The Personal and the Collective Part 3 Part I. Rationality, Coordination, and Convention Chapter 4 Rationality and Salience Chapter 5 Rationality,Expand
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Collective Guilt and Collective Guilt Feelings
Can collectives feel guilt with respect to what they have done? It hasbeen claimed that they cannot. Yet in everyday discourse collectives areoften held to feel guilt, criticized because they do not,Expand
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Rationality in Collective Action
Collective action is interpreted as a matter of people doing something together, and it is assumed that this involves their having a collective intention to do that thing together. The account ofExpand
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Socializing Metaphysics: The Nature of Social Reality
Chapter 1 Socializing Metaphysics: An Introduction Chapter 2 The Structure of the Social Atom: Joint Commitment as the Foundation of Human Social Behavior Chapter 3 Practical IntersubjectivityExpand
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Belief and Acceptance as Features of Groups
In everyday discourse groups or collectives are often said to believe this or that. The author has previously developed an account of the phenomenon to which such collective belief statements refer.Expand
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