Documenti e intenzioni
La documentalità nel dibattito contemporaneo sull'ontologia sociale
What is the ontological status of the “objects” we find in the social realm, such as Universities, marriages, fines, meetings, and the like? In this paper I present three alternative answers to this question. Sanguine realism, according to which the existence and identity of social objects is independent from the existence and intentions of subjects. Moderate realism, according to which the identity of social objects is at least in part independent from that of the subjects, but their existence is not. And anti-realism, according to which talk of social objects is a mere façon de parler. I focus on moderate realism, and argue that the fundamental constrain on the existence and identity of social objects is their dependence upon documents and inscriptions.
Torrengo, G. (2009). Documenti e intenzioni: La documentalità nel dibattito contemporaneo sull'ontologia sociale. Rivista di estetica 42, pp. 157-188.
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