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Normative relations, mind points and social ontology

Esfeld, Michael and Koestner, Guillaume (2022) Normative relations, mind points and social ontology. [Preprint]

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The paper spells out an argument to the effect that rejecting what Sellars denounces as the “myth of the given” has a bearing not only on epistemology, but also on ontology: we get to recognizing persons as ontologically primitive. We spell that argument out by drawing on what is known as left-wing Sellarsianism, although our aim is not the exegesis of Sellars’s texts. Our aim is to show how one can get from this argument to a social ontology in the guise of a synoptic view that recognizes both persons and matter in motion as ontologically primitive and that employs the conceptual tools of ontic structural realism.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Esfeld, Michaelmichael.esfeld@unil.ch
Koestner, GuillaumeGuillaume.Kostner@unil.ch
Keywords: holism; Kant; liberal naturalism; myth of the given; ontic structural realism; ontology of persons; Sellars; left-wing and right-wing Sellarsianism; social, normative theory of meaning; social ontology
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Depositing User: Michael Esfeld
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 02:59
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 02:59
Item ID: 21134
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
General Issues > Realism/Anti-realism
Specific Sciences > Sociology
Date: September 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21134

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