Improvisation and Social Action: Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences
7 March, 2017
Chair: Dr. Michal Gleitman
Prof. Mark Risjord
Philosophy Department, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
“Improvisation” nicely expresses the flow of much human interaction. Some anthropologists and sociologists suggest that the idea of improvisation is a useful tool of analysis, recognizing that it runs contrary to some dominant views of social structure. This talk will explore the notion of improvisation and its value as a way of explaining social action.