Comment on Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Social Research (2010-2017) en Ylikoski, Petri Kullervo 2018-04-16T09:11:01Z 2018-04-16T09:11:01Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Ylikoski , P K 2015 , ' Comment on Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology ' , Journal of Social Ontology , vol. 1 , no. 2 , pp. 333-340 . en
dc.identifier.issn 2196-9663
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dc.description.abstract This comment discusses Kaidesoja (2013) and raises the issue whether his analysis justifies stronger conclusions than he presents in the book. My com- ments focus on four issues. First, I argue that his naturalistic reconstruction of critical realist transcendental arguments shows that transcendental arguments should be treated as a rare curiosity rather than a general argumentative strategy. Second, I suggest that Kaidesoja’s analysis does not really justify his optimism about the usefulness of causal powers ontology in the social sciences. Third, I raise some doubts about the heuristic value of Mario Bunge’s social ontology that Kaidesoja presents as a replacement for critical realist ontology. Finally, I propose an alternative way to analyze failures of aggregativity that might better serve Kaidesoja’s purposes than the Wimsattian scheme he employs in the book. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 5141 Sociology en
dc.subject 611 Philosophy en
dc.title Comment on Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology en
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dc.description.version Peer reviewed
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