VOL. 3, NO. 4, PGS. 17–27


Large Social Phenomena and Their Coming About
A conversation with Theodore Schatzki

This interview was conducted by Javier Toro.

Theodore Schatzki is Professor of Geography and Philosophy at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky. His latest book is Social Change in a Material World.

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According to your theory, what is the importance of individuals for social phenomena as compared to institutions and other social entities?

I would say that the importance of individuals for social life is twofold. They play an important constitutive role and also an important causal role. The constitutive role goes as follows: practices are made up of activities, and activities are the activities of individual people, so the activities of individuals [...]

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