The nature and significance of social ontology

This looks fun in Synthese, by Francesco Guala and Frank Hindriks:

“We have proposed an ecumenical methodology by distinguishing three ways in which [social ontology] can and should interact with other disciplines and perspectives. First, social ontology can forge connections between social scientific theories by unifying them. Second, it can preserve part of the manifest image by scrutinizing it from the perspective of the scientific image, integrating the two and thereby achieving consilience. Third, it can fruitfully interact with a range of philosophical disciplines that engage in normative theorizing. We hope that our bridge-builder conception of social ontology will contribute to an even more fecund way of practicing social ontology.”