Ihmistieteelliset luokitukset ja sosiaaliset takaisinkytkentämekanismit

Human kinds and feedback mechanisms of social reality

The philosophical and sociological discussions concerning looping effects of human kinds (scientific classifications of people) and the performativity of the human sciences in general suffer from a metaphysical bias and overly descriptive and case-oriented methodology. These discussions are also too closely linked to grand social theorizing and unspecific social constructionist claims. This article aims to rectify this situation by using the homeostatic property-cluster theory of natural kinds in developing a causal-mechanistic middle-range account of the interaction of classifications of the human sciences and those classified. 

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