A Teleological Account
By (author) Professor Seumas Miller
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Social Action by Professor Seumas Miller
Book DescriptionSocial action is central to social thought. This centrality reflects the overwhelming causal significance of action for social life, the centrality of action to any account of social phenomena, and the fact that conventions and normativity are features of human activity. This book provides philosophical analyses of fundamental categories of human social action, including cooperative action, conventional action, social norm governed action, and the actions of the occupants of organizational roles. A distinctive feature of the book is that it applies these theories of social action categories to some important moral issues that arise in social contexts such as the collective responsibility for environmental pollution, humanitarian intervention, and dealing with the rights of minority groups. Avoiding both the excessively atomistic individualism of rational choice theorists and implausible collectivist assumptions, this important book will be widely read by philosophers of the social sciences, political scientists and sociologists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521783163
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Seumas Miller
Shooting to Kill, Paperback (December 2016)
In this book, philosopher Seumas Miller analyzes the various moral justifications and moral responsibilities involved in the use of lethal force by police and military, relying on a distinctive normative teleological account of institutional roles.
Police and Law Enforcement Ethics, Hardback (October 2016)
Focuses on the philosophical literature on ethical issues that arise in police enforcement of the law. This title covers the rights of suspects that are infringed by some of the methods deployed by police, for instance the deception in interrogation undercover work, entrapment, surveillance and data-collection.
Investigative Ethics, Paperback (May 2014)
Investigative Ethics: Ethics for Police Detectives and Criminal Investigators presents applied philosophical analyses of the ethical issues that arise for police detectives and other criminal investigators in contemporary society.
Re-Thinking Theory, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Professor Seumas Miller
Re-thinking Theory makes a searching critique of the modes, concepts and movements which comprise modern literary theory.
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