The Resource Understanding Institutions : The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Francesco Guala

Understanding Institutions : The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Francesco Guala

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Understanding Institutions : The Science and Philosophy of Living Together
Title
Understanding Institutions
Title remainder
The Science and Philosophy of Living Together
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Francesco Guala
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Understanding Institutions proposes a new unified theory of social institutions that combines the best insights of philosophers and social scientists who have written on this topic. Francesco Guala presents a theory that combines the features of three influential views of institutions: as equilibria of strategic games, as regulative rules, and as constitutive rules. Guala explains key institutions like money, private property, and marriage, and develops a much-needed unification of equilibrium- and rules-based approaches. Although he uses game theory concepts, the theory is presented in a simple, clear style that is accessible to a wide audience of scholars working in different fields. Outlining and discussing various implications of the unified theory, Guala addresses venerable issues such as reflexivity, realism, Verstehen, and fallibilism in the social sciences. He also critically analyses the theory of "looping effects" and "interactive kinds" defended by Ian Hacking, and asks whether it is possible to draw a demarcation between social and natural science using the criteria of causal and ontological dependence. Focusing on current debates about the definition of marriage, Guala shows how these abstract philosophical issues have important practical and political consequences. Moving beyond specific cases to general models and principles, Understanding Institutions offers new perspectives on what institutions are, how they work, and what they can do for us
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DE-B1597
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Guala, Francesco
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other
LC call number
HM826
LC item number
.G815 2016
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dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Social institutions
  • Social interaction
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specialized
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Understanding Institutions : The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Francesco Guala
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Money
  • Chapter 4. Correlation
  • Chapter 5. Constitution
  • Chapter 6. Normativity
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 7. Mindreading
  • Chapter 8. Collectivity
  • Part II. Application
  • Chapter 9. Reflexivity
  • Chapter 10. Interaction
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter 11. Dependence
  • Chapter 12. Realism
  • Chapter 13. Meaning
  • Chapter 14. Reform
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Analytical Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Unification
  • Chapter 1. Rules
  • Chapter 2. Games
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1 online resource
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online
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9781400880911
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400880911
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)474641
  • (OCoLC)984687886
  • (DE-B1597)9781400880911
Label
Understanding Institutions : The Science and Philosophy of Living Together, Francesco Guala
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Money
  • Chapter 4. Correlation
  • Chapter 5. Constitution
  • Chapter 6. Normativity
  • Interlude
  • Chapter 7. Mindreading
  • Chapter 8. Collectivity
  • Part II. Application
  • Chapter 9. Reflexivity
  • Chapter 10. Interaction
  • Frontmatter
  • Chapter 11. Dependence
  • Chapter 12. Realism
  • Chapter 13. Meaning
  • Chapter 14. Reform
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Analytical Table of Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Unification
  • Chapter 1. Rules
  • Chapter 2. Games
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880911
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880911
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)474641
  • (OCoLC)984687886
  • (DE-B1597)9781400880911

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