Academic Calendar - 2019

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2019
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Philosophy 3880F/G

SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF INSTITUTIONS


An exploration of social ontology, examining a range of questions about the nature of social reality. Topics considered may include: social norms, statuses, roles and institutions; the social construction of race, gender and other identities; collective intentionality; collective goods; interactive kinds; and the distinction between system and life-world as forms of social integration. Readings may include works by several contemporary philosophers, including Sally Haslanger, Ian Hacking, John Searle, J├╝rgen Habermas, and Charles Taylor.

Prerequisite(s): Philosophy 2500F/G, or 3rd or 4th year standing in a Philosophy program

Extra Information: 3 hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY B i  
Subject Code: PHILOSOP

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