A complete list of material can be found on the Ariel website of the course (https://fgualapss.ariel.ctu.unimi.it/
). Only compulsory items are listed here.
* Watkins, J. W. (1957) "Historical Explanation in the Social Sciences", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 8: 104-117. [in electronic library, also in M&M]
* Sawyer, K. (2002) "Nonreductive Individualism: Part I - Supervenience and Wild Disjunction", Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32: 537-59 [ariel, S&G].
* Guala, F. (2016) Understanding Institutions, Princeton University Press, Ch. 2 ("Games") [ariel]
* Lewis, D. (1969) Convention. Blackwell, selected paragraphs from Chs. 1 and 2. [S&G, ariel]
* Peterson, M. (ed. 2015) The Prisoner's Dilemma. Cambridge University Press (Introduction). [ariel]
* Handout on Repeated Games [ariel].
* Camerer, C. F., & Fehr, E. (2004) "Measuring social norms and preferences using experimental games: A guide for social scientists", in J. Henrich et al (eds.) Foundations of Human Sociality, Oxford Univer-sity Press. [There are various pre-print versions online, e.g. http://www.econ.uzh.ch/static/wp_iew/iewwp097.pdf
* Frank, R. H. (1988) Passions within Reason, Norton (Ch.3: "A Theory of Moral Sentiments") [in Ariel]
* Alexander, J. M. (2019) "Evolutionary Game Theory", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philoso-phy https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2019/entries/game-evolutionary/
[online], especially sec-tions 1,2,3,5.
* Okasha, S., (2013) "Biological Altruism", Stanford Encyclopedia of Philoso-phy https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2013/entries/altruism-biologica…
* Bicchieri, C. (2006) The Grammar of Society, Cambridge University Press, Ch. 1 ("The rules we live by"). [S&G, ariel]
* Gilbert, M. (1990) "Walking Together: A Paradigmatic Social Phenomenon", Midwest Studies in Philosophy 15: pp. 1-14. [ariel, online]
* Searle, J. (2005) "What Is an Institution?", Journal of Institutional Economics 1: 1-22 [online, S&G].
* Guala, F. and Hindriks, F. (2015) "A Unified Social Ontology", Philosophical Quarterly 165 (2015): 177-201. [library]
Non-attending students must also read:
* Hempel, C. G. (1942) "The Function of General Laws in History", Journal of Philosophy, 39: 35-48. [library, M&M, S&G]
* Davidson, D. (1976) "Hempel on Explaining Action", Erkenntnis 10: 239-253. [library]
* Goldman, A. I. (1989) "Interpretation Psychologized", Mind & Language 4: 161-185. [S&G, ariel]
* McGeer, V. (2007) "The Regulative Dimension of Folk Psychology", in Folk Psychology Re-assessed, edited by D. Hutto and M. Radcliffe. Springer, 137-156. [online]
* Hacking, I. (1995) "The Looping Effect of Human Kinds", in Causal Cognition: A Multidisciplinary De-bate, edited by A. Premack. Clarendon Press, pp. 351-83 [S&G, ariel].
* Mallon, R. (2003) "Social Construction, Social Roles, and Stability." In Socializing Metaphysics, edited by F. F. Schmidt. Rowman and & Littlefield, pp. 327-353. [ariel]
* Thomasson, A. (2003) "Realism and Human Kinds", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68: 580-609. [library]
* Haslanger, S. (2005) "What Are We Talking About? The Semantics and Politics of Social Kinds." Hypa-tia 20: 10-26. [library, online]
* Fricker, M. (2006) "Powerlessness and Social Interpretation", Episteme 3: 96-108. [S&G, ariel]