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Introduction / C. Mantzavinos Part I : basic problems of sociality Language and social ontology / John R. Searle Comment : de rerum natura : dragons of obliviousness and the science of social ontology / Mark Turner Shared agency / Michael E. Bratman Comment : where is the social? / Pierre Demeulenaere The reality of group agents / Philip Pettit Comment : a note on group agents / Diego Rios Part II : laws and explanation in the social sciences Pysicalism and the human sciences / David Papineau Comment : reductionism in the human sciences : a philosopher's game / Robert Shulman and Ian Shapiro Complexity and explanation in the social sciences / Sandra Mitchell Comment : conditional knowledge : an oxymoron? / James Alt The heterogeneous social : new thinking about the foundations of the social sciences / Daniel Little Comment : causal mechanisms and generalizations / Jack Knight What is this thing called "efficacy"? / Nancy Cartwright Comment : randomized controlled trials and public policy / Gerd Gigerenzer Part III : how philosophy and the social sciences can enrich each other : three examples Why do people cooperate as much as they do? / James Woodward Comment : putting the problem of social order into perspective / Werner Güth and Hartmut Kliemt Situations against virtues : the situationist attack on virtue theory / Ernest Sosa Comment : do people have character traits? / Steven Lukes What kind of problem is the hermeneutic circle? / C. Mantzavinos Comment : going in circles / David-Hillel Ruben Epilogue / C. Mantzavinos.