By Tiziana Andina (auth.)
This booklet explores the complicated area of social truth, asking what this truth is, the way it consists and what its dynamics are in either theoretical and sensible phrases. throughout the exam of a few of crucial modern theories of social ontology, the e-book discusses the basics of the self-discipline and lays the rules for its improvement within the political sphere. through interpreting the suggestion of nation and the remodel of ontology, the writer argues in desire of a realist belief of the country and indicates the explanations why this promotes a greater realizing of the dynamics of energy and the actualization of a better justice among generations. This publication captures the connection among varied generations in the similar political context, and provides it as an important situation for the re-definition of the recommendations of country and meta-State.
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If this exchange of trust should fail—that is, if naturally self-centered and selﬁsh attitudes should prevail—it is expected that interpersonal relationships would be much more complicated and, at worst, impossible. Life in general (not just social life) would become very diﬃcult. So people, for practical reasons, invented promises, linking them to the constraints of the will. For the same reason, laws were invented such as the stability of possession, or the transfer of ownership of certain goods to compensate for the lack of others.
In this context, even justice is the result of a stipulation and, more speciﬁcally, of an agreement descending directly from the social organization created with the aim of achieving the possession of goods and the consolidation of such possession: After this convention, concerning abstinence from the possessions of others, is enter’d into, and every one has acquir’d a stability in his possessions, there immediately arise the ideas of justice and injustice; as also those of property, right, and obligation.
34 In essence, positive law is not what creates the objects of the social world, but rather it is what uses them, applies them or puts them in motion; whereas philosophy, in a way, discovers them. So, the philosopher has to try to capture and describe those essences that identify things like promises, claims, or obligations. In particular, it is about identifying the a priori structures and laws that, according to Reinach, have a synthetic character. 1 The A Priori Foundations of Social Ontology However, what does Reinach have in mind, exactly?
An Ontology for Social Reality by Tiziana Andina (auth.)