What are social groups? Their metaphysics and how to classify them.

Epstein, Brian.


  • This paper presents a systematic approach for analyzing and explaining the nature of social groups. I argue against prominent views that attempt to unify all social groups or to divide them into simple typologies. Instead I argue that social groups are enormously diverse, but show how we can investigate their natures nonetheless. I analyze social groups from a bottom-up perspective, constructing ... read more
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  • Epstein, Brian. "What Are Social Groups? Their Metaphysics and How to Classify Them." Synthese (April 6, 2017). doi:10.1007/s11229-017-1387-y.
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