Institutional Objects, Reductionism and Theories of Persistence

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Institutional Objects, Reductionism and Theories of Persistence. / Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias.

In: Dialectica, Vol. 68, No. 4, 2014, p. 525-562.

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T1 - Institutional Objects, Reductionism and Theories of Persistence

AU - Hansson Wahlberg, Tobias

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Can institutional objects be identified with physical objects that have been ascribed status functions, as advocated by John Searle in The Construction of Social Reality (1995)? The paper argues that the prospects of this identification hinge on how objects persist – i.e. whether they endure, perdure or exdure through time. This important connection between reductive identification and mode of persistence has been largely ignored in the literature on social ontology thus far.

AB - Can institutional objects be identified with physical objects that have been ascribed status functions, as advocated by John Searle in The Construction of Social Reality (1995)? The paper argues that the prospects of this identification hinge on how objects persist – i.e. whether they endure, perdure or exdure through time. This important connection between reductive identification and mode of persistence has been largely ignored in the literature on social ontology thus far.

KW - stage theory

KW - reduction

KW - persistence

KW - perdurance

KW - institutions

KW - endurance

KW - social ontology

KW - Searle

U2 - 10.1111/1746-8361.12083

DO - 10.1111/1746-8361.12083

M3 - Article

VL - 68

SP - 525

EP - 562

JO - Dialectica

JF - Dialectica

SN - 1746-8361

IS - 4

ER -