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    Wired for Society: Cognizing Pathways to Society and Culture.Laurence Kaufmann & Fabrice Clément - 2014 - Topoi 33 (2):459-475.
    While cognitive scientists increase their tentative incursions in the social domains traditionally reserved for social scientists, most sociologists and anthropologists keep decrying those attempts as reductionist or, at least, irrelevant. In this paper, we argue that collaboration between social and cognitive sciences is necessary to understand the impact of the social environment on the shaping of our mind. More specifically, we dwell on the cognitive strategies and early-developing deontic expectations, termed naïve sociology, which enable well-adapted individuals to constitute, maintain and (...)
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    Self-in-a-vat: On John Searle's ontology of reasons for acting.Laurence Kaufmann - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (4):447-479.
    John Searle has recently developed a theory of reasons for acting that intends to rescue the freedom of the will, endangered by causal determinism, whether physical or psychological. To achieve this purpose, Searle postulates a series of "gaps" that are supposed toendowthe self with free will. Reviewing key steps in Searle's argument, this article shows that such an undertaking cannot be successfully completed because of its solipsist premises. The author argues that reasons for acting do not have a subjective, I-ontology (...)
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  3. La sociologie cognitive.Fabrice Clément & Laurence Kaufmann (eds.) - 2011 - Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.
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  4. L'invention de la Société: Nominalisme Politique Et Science Sociale au Xviiie Siècle.Laurence Kaufmann & Jacques Guilhaumou (eds.) - 2004 - Ecole des Hautes Études En Sciences Sociales.
    En tant que concept social, principe politique et objet de savoir, la société est une création socio-historique, esquissée au XVIIe siècle et couronnée au XVIIIe siècle par l'esprit des Lumières. L'idée s'impose qu'elle est l'instrument collectif de l'épanouissement de la liberté individuelle.
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