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Space and sociality

Malpas, J. (1997) Space and sociality. International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 5 (1). pp. 53-79.

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To what extent is our being as social creatures dependent on our having a grasp of sociality? Is a purely solipsistic space, a space that can be grasped without any grasp of the existence of others, possible? These questions are examined and the possible connection between space and sociality explored. The central claim is that there is indeed an intimate relation between the concept of space and the idea of the social: that any creature that has a grasp of the concept of space must also be a creature that has a grasp of sociality in the sense of having a grasp of itself as one creature existing alongside a multiplicity of other creatures.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Routledge as part of the Taylor and Francis Group
Copyright: © Routledge 1997.
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