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An Ontology for Social Reality

Authors: Andina, Tiziana

  • Applies the basic concepts of social ontology to current issues within contemporary political institutions
  • Explains how the current global economic crisis has impacted integration between different state structures in Europe
  • Offers an essentialist perspective on the nature of social reality
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This book explores the complex domain of social reality, asking what this reality is, how it is composed and what its dynamics are in both theoretical and practical terms. Through the examination of some of the most important contemporary theories of social ontology, the book discusses the fundamentals of the discipline and lays the foundations for its development in the political sphere. By analyzing the notion of State and the redesign of ontology, the author argues in favor of a realist conception of the State and shows the reasons why this promotes a better understanding of the dynamics of power and the actualization of a greater justice between generations. This book captures the relationship between different generations within the same political context, and presents it as a necessary condition for the re-definition of the concepts of State and meta-State.

About the authors

Tiziana Andina is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Turin, Italy. She was a fellow at Columbia University, US, from 2008 to 2009, and at Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Germany, in 2015. She was also Visiting Professor at ITMO University, Russia, in 2014, and at University of Warsaw, Poland, in 2015. Her publications include: Il volto americano di Nietzsche (1999), Il problema della percezione nella filosofia di Nietzsche (2005), Arthur Danto: Philosopher of Pop (2011), The Philosophy of Art: The Question of Definition: From Hegel to Post-Dantian Theories (2013) (Ed.) and Bridging the Analytical Continental Divide: A Companion to Contemporary Western Philosophy (2014). She is co-editor of the international journal Brill Research Perspectives in Art and Law, and, with David Carrier, is series editor of Analytic Aesthetics and Contemporary Art.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Ontology for Social Reality
Authors
Translated by
De Sanctis, S.
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47244-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-47244-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47246-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 197
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