Margaret P. Gilbert
Abraham I. Melden Chair in Moral Philosophy, Philosophy
|Philosophy of social science; philosophical social theory; related areas of: ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, action theory, epistemology; philosophical aspects of the theory of rational choice|
|My 1989 monograph On Social Facts was an initial presentation of my plural subject theory --- the theory that paradigmatic social phenomena are, in my technical terminology, plural subject phenomena founded in joint commitments. The theory of plural subjects is highly germane to central concerns of ethics and political philosophy. These are an important part of my most recent and my current research. I am currently at work on a book on rights, under contract with Oxford University Press: Rights Reconsidered.|
BOOKS [sole author]
1. On Social Facts (1989) Routledge: New York (in the series International Library of Philosophy). Reprinted in hardback and paperback, Princeton University Press, 1992.
2. Living Together: Rationality, Sociality, and Obligation (1996) Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD. (Hardback and paperback).
3. Sociality and Responsibility: New Essays in Plural Subject Theory (2000) Rowman and Littlefield, Lanham, MD. (Hardback and paperback).
4. Marcher Ensemble: Essais sur les Fondements des Phenomenes Collectifs (in French) (2003), Presses Universitaires de France: Paris, France.
5. A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, Commitment, and the Bonds of Society (2006), Oxford University Press: Oxford.
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