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I'm a social science PhD student and I don't read or reference pure philosophers often. However, there are a number of sociologists/organizational scholars who have written books which straddle the line between philosophy and sociology/organization studies. Some examples are:

  • Giddens - The Constitution of Society
  • Latour - Reassembling the Social
  • Simon - Sciences of the Artificial
  • Weick - A Social Psychology of Organizing

Do questions with regards to these scholars belong on philosophy.stackexchange.com? By what criteria do we judge edge-cases such as these?

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    Our general criteria is simply whether it touches sufficiently upon an established, known area of "philosophy"; i.e., one that virtually everyone would encounter in a standard education. "Sufficiently" has up til now been a subjective judgment from the community, and in that judgment we have been very liberal. Well-formed questions showing care and thought, even if slightly off-topic or subjective, are usually accepted with open arms here. I would say feel free to ask them here, and we'll take it case by case.
    – stoicfury
    Oct 19 '12 at 1:49
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    FWIW, Bruno Latour is often cited in books on the philosophy of science, as a philosopher of science.
    – Schiphol
    Oct 25 '12 at 16:19

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