On plural actions

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Abstract

This chapter examines the significance of several pragmatist and practice theoretical conceptions of plural actions for analyzing two phenomena: the connectedness of ongoing lives and the composition of social phenomena and formations. It explains an important parallel between Meadian pragmatism and social theoretical practice theory vis-a-vis meaning. The chapter discusses the parallel lies in the observation that meaning is instituted and articulated within the plural actions. It examines how deep the convergences and overlappings might go between pragmatisms and theories of practice. The chapter also discusses social acts and practices as gestalts of ongoing life and considers their constitutive relation to social affairs and phenomena. It explores possible convergences between Mead’s concept of social acts and conceptions of practices promulgated in contemporary social theory. These concepts bear similar general implications for how ongoing lives connect through action.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuestions of Practice in Philosophy and Social Theory
Pages49-64
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351184847
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 6 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)

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