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  1. Seminar 1: Introduction to Social Ontology 2 items
    1. The ant trap: rebuilding the foundations of the social sciences - Brian Epstein 2015

      Book Essential Read pp 1 - 22 (introduction and ch. 1).

    2. The metaphysics of social kinds - Rebecca Mason 12/2016

      Article Essential

  2. Seminar 2: Ontological Individualism and Supervenience 2 items
    Essay question: What is ontological individualism? Is there a defensible version of the view?
    1. The ant trap: rebuilding the foundations of the social sciences - Brian Epstein 2015

      Book Essential Read pp. 23 - 49 (chs. 2, 3).

  3. Seminar 3: Social Entities as Projections 3 items
    Essay question: "Social entities exist because we think they do." Discuss.
    1. The construction of social reality - John R. Searle 1995

      Book Essential Read ch. 2, "Creating Institutional Facts", pp. 31-57, available online.

    2. But Where Is the University? - Frank HINDRIKS 03/2012

      Article Further

  4. Seminar 4: Grounding 5 items
    Essay question: What, if any, are the grounds of social facts? Justify your answer.
    1. Comments on Brian Epstein’s - Katherine Hawley 07/02/2019

      Article Recommended

    2. Anchoring as Grounding - Jonathan Schaffer

      Article Essential

  5. Seminar 5: Groups: Constitution 2 items
    Essay question: Are there any such things as groups? If so, what is their ontological status?
  6. Seminar 6: Groups: Mental States 1 item
    Do groups have mental states that are not reducible to the mental states of their members?
    1. Modelling Collective Belief - Margaret Gilbert 1987

      Article Essential

  7. Various relevant books 12 items
    1. Living together: rationality, sociality, and obligation - Margaret Gilbert c1996

      Book 

    2. On social facts - Margaret Gilbert 1988

      Book 

    3. Joint commitment: how we make the social world - Margaret Gilbert, Oxford University Press 2014

      Book 

    4. Resisting reality: social construction and social critique - Sally Anne Haslanger, Oxford University Press 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. Group agency: the possibility, design, and status of corporate agents - Christian List, Philip Pettit, Oxford University Press 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    6. The construction of social reality - John R. Searle 1995

      Book 

    7. The philosophy of sociality: the shared point of view - Raimo Tuomela, Oxford University Press 2007 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  8. Various relevant articles 4 items