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Social Imaginary and the Metaphysical Discourse: On the Fundamental Predicament of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences

Bouzanis, Christoforos

Authors

Christoforos Bouzanis



Abstract

This book departs from approaches to truth in social science and ideas in philosophy that connect truth to the ability of language to fulfil certain ‘real-world’ conditions of objectivity. Pointing to an extra-linguistic level in our cognition at which scientific creativity occurs, it highlights the manner in which epistemic communities share, work on and modify not only the world-imaginaries that they endorse, but also those world-views that they reject or which partially overlap with their own. Through the concept of the social imaginary, the author explores the theoretical interrelations among various metaphysical world-imageries by which we organise our scientific understanding of the world and our expectations of experience, thus shedding light on the manner in which social ontology can inform our practices of sharing belief. A study at the intersection of metaphysics and social theory, The Fundamental Predicament of Contemporary Philosophy and the Social Sciences will appeal to scholars of sociology and philosophy with interests in questions of ontology and epistemology.

Citation

Bouzanis, C. (2023). Social Imaginary and the Metaphysical Discourse: On the Fundamental Predicament of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429201349

Book Type Monograph
Acceptance Date Aug 29, 2018
Online Publication Date May 5, 2023
Publication Date May 5, 2023
Deposit Date Mar 8, 2023
Publicly Available Date Nov 6, 2024
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Edition 1st
ISBN 9780367192532
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429201349
Keywords Social Theory; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Social Philosophy; Theory of Action
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/10493393
Publisher URL https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/mono/10.4324/9780429201349/social-imaginary-metaphysical-discourse-christoforos-bouzanis