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Grounding and anchoring: on the structure of Epstein’s social ontology

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Brian Epstein’s The Ant Trap is a praiseworthy addition to literature on social ontology and the philosophy of social sciences. Its central aim is to challenge received views about the social world – views with which social scientists and philosophers have aimed to answer questions about the nature of social science and about those things that social sciences aim to model and explain, like social facts, objects and phenomena. The received views that Epstein critiques deal with these issues in...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1080/0020174X.2017.1312743

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Inquiry Journal website
Volume:
62
Issue:
2
Pages:
198-216
Publication date:
2017-04-19
Acceptance date:
2017-01-16
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EISSN:
1502-3923
ISSN:
0020-174X
Pubs id:
pubs:739073
URN:
uri:7e31c10e-a740-4350-9532-ed1e7c5fad9c
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uuid:7e31c10e-a740-4350-9532-ed1e7c5fad9c
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