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Social philosophy is the philosophical study of questions about social behavior (typically, of humans). Social
philosophy addresses a wide range of subjects, from individual meanings to legitimacy of laws, from the social
contract to criteria for revolution, from the functions of everyday actions to the effects of science on culture, from
changes in human demographics to the collective order of a wasp's nest.

Subdisciplines
There is often a considerable overlap between the questions addressed by social philosophy and ethics or value
theory. Other forms of social philosophy include political philosophy and jurisprudence, which are largely concerned
with the societies of state and government and their functioning.
Social philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy all share intimate connections with other disciplines in the social
sciences. In turn, the social sciences themselves are of focal interest to the philosophy of social science.
The philosophy of language and social epistemology are subfields which overlap in significant ways with social
philosophy.

Relevant issues in social philosophy


Some of the topics dealt with by social philosophy are:

Agency and free will


The will to power
Accountability
Speech acts
Situational ethics

Modernism and Postmodernism


Individualism
Crowds
Property
Rights
Authority
Ideologies
Cultural criticism

Social philosophy

Social philosophers
A list of philosophers that have concerned themselves, although most of them not exclusively, with social
philosophy:

Socrates
Plato
Chanakya
Confucius
Thiruvalluvar
Thomas Hobbes
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
John Locke
Jeremy Bentham
John Stuart Mill
Georg Wilhelm Hegel
Herbert Spencer
Henry George
Karl Marx

Friedrich Engels
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Mikhail Bakunin
Peter Kropotkin
Marshall McLuhan
mile Durkheim
Max Weber
Sigmund Freud
Carl Jung
John Zerzan
Friedrich Nietzsche
Theodor Adorno
Karl Raimund Popper
Georg Lukcs
Antonie Pannekoek
Simone de Beauvoir
Michel Foucault
Erving Goffman
Noam Chomsky
Jean Baudrillard
Cornelius Castoriadis
Guy Debord
Ivan Illich
Terry Eagleton
Sheila Rowbotham
Bertrand Russell
Tristan Tzara

Susan Sontag
Herbert Marcuse
Erich Fromm

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Fred Poch

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