Sunday, 6 September 2015

Why 'Materially Social'? Part Two

My last post picked out the materiality of human beings as a reason for seeing the social itself as based in the material. One of my original aims in studying social ontology was to work out how the social could depend on the material. That would help to give us a non-dualist way of seeing the world, with no mysterious split between the material and the social.

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Why 'Materially Social'? Part One

I've called this blog 'Materially Social' because the phrase links together the original motivations for my research programme with some recent developments in it. Today I'm going to focus on the original motivations and where they've led me - I'll post about the recent developments later.