“Social Ontology” in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This entry for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy presents an overview of the field of social ontology. The entry discusses approaches to the building blocks of the social world, social construction, and applications such as social groups, group minds, institutions, race, gender, the law, and more. Chapters: 1. History, 2. The problem of demarcating social ontology, 3. Constituents of the social world, 4. How social categories and kinds are set up, 5. Key domains addressed by social ontology.

Biblio Reference

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, first version published March 2018, http://plato.stanford.edu/social-ontology