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dc.contributor.authorKamusella, Tomasz
dc.identifier.citationKamusella , T 2016 , ' Narody w koronie rzeczywistości społecznej widziane z perspektywy języka ' , Sprawy Narodowościowe / Nationalities Affairs , vol. 48 , pp. 1-21 .
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dc.description.abstractIn the last century and a half scholars from different disciplines began to distinguish between material reality (the universe), the biosphere, and social reality (the semiosphere), as three important heuristic categories. In the latter half of the 20th century, the philosophers John L. Austin and John Searle proposed that language and its use enable humans to generate social reality. They also analyzed the mechanisms of the process. From another perspective, the evolutionary anthropologist Robin Dunbar offered an explanation of how language was selected in the process of human evolution, and argued that its primary function is group-building, that is, the generation of social cohesion. Drawing on these insights, the article proposes that the dilemma of whether nations exist objectively or are subjective entities can be resolved by analyzing this problem in the light of Searle’s distinction between ontological objectivity / subjectivity and epistemic objectivity / subjectivity.
dc.relation.ispartofSprawy Narodowościowe / Nationalities Affairsen
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2016 Tomasz Kamusella. This is an open access publication licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY attribution licence
dc.subjectConcept of nationen
dc.subjectDunbar's numberen
dc.subjectEpistemic objectivity / subjectivityen
dc.subjectIntangibility of social factsen
dc.subjectObjective / subjective existence of nationen
dc.subjectOntological objectivity / subjectivityen
dc.subjectSocial realityen
dc.subjectTacit knowledgeen
dc.subjectB Philosophy (General)en
dc.subjectGN Anthropologyen
dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.titleNarody w koronie rzeczywistości społecznej widziane z perspektywy językaen
dc.title.alternativeNations in the bubble of social realitylanguage and all thaten
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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