What is a (social) structural explanation?
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A philosophically useful account of social structure must accommodate the fact that social structures play an important role in structural explanation. But what is a structural explanation? How do structural explanations function in the social sciences? This paper offers a way of thinking about structural explanation and sketches an account of social structure that connects social structures with structural explanation.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Haslanger, Sally. “What Is a (social) Structural Explanation?” Philosophical Studies (January 9, 2015).
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