master's thesis
A Populationist Approach to Qualitative Social Research: Towards the Theory of Semiotic Stakeholding

Marko-Luka Zubčić (2015)
Sveučilište u Rijeci
Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci
Odsjek za filozofiju
Metadata
TitleA Populationist Approach to Qualitative Social Research: Towards the Theory of Semiotic Stakeholding
AuthorMarko-Luka Zubčić
Mentor(s)Snježana Prijić-Samaržija (thesis advisor)
Abstract
The following thesis is an attempt at devising the theory of the social that would enable a method for qualitative social research. Qualitative social research is, for reasons that will be presented, a neccessary component of serious social science, but also of its instrumentalizations, such as the practice of policy-making. The thesis that follows tries to construct a formal framework within which a negotiation on interpretations of social situations can take place. It posits the social as made of populations of agents manipulating populations of signs in order to manipulate other agents. It arrives at the methodological proposition that the signs, because they are general, neccessitate constant re-negotiation, which allows for the tracking of agents' functional commitments, which in turn allows for the mapping of the social situation. The model will be principally built by supplementing the (certain key aspects of) theory of Wilfrid Sellars by (certain key aspects of) relevance theory of Dan Sperber and Deidre Wilson, and evenutally by the contribution of the author in form of the theoretical figure of semiotic stakeholding, added in order to account for both the emergence of the community and the restrictions on the space of reasons by the social.
Committee MembersMarija Brala-Vukanović
Snježana Prijić-Samaržija
Luca Malatesti
GranterSveučilište u Rijeci
Filozofski fakultet u Rijeci
Lower level organizational unitsOdsjek za filozofiju
PlaceRijeka
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philosophy
Theory of Knowledge
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmePhilosophy (double major) ; specializations in: General Track , Teaching Track
Study specializationTeaching Track
Academic title abbreviationmag. educ. phil.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major) ; specializations in: Teaching Track
Study specializationTeaching Track
Academic title abbreviationmag. educ. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-06-02
Parallel keywords (Croatian)social epistemology social science qualitative research Sellars Sperber pragmatism functionalism agent functions semiotic stakeholding
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:186:139313
CommitterAleksandra Moslavac