Behavior, language, development, identity, and science-all of these phemena are commonly characterized as 'social' in nature. But what does it mean to be 'social'? Is there any intrinsic 'mark' of the social shared by these phemena? In the first book to shed light on this foundational question, twelve distinguished philosophers and social scientists from several disciplines debate the mark of the social. Their varied answers will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, psychologists, and anyone interested in the theoretical foundations of the social sciences.
John D. Greenwood is Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at City University of New York and the associate editor of the Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour. Among his books are Relations and Representations, The Future of Folk Psychology and Realism, Identity, and Emotion: Reclaiming Social Psychology.