- Towards a Representational Model of Social Affordances from an Institutional Perspective
- Book/source title
- Computational Social Science and Social Computer Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Programme
- Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Surrey
- Document type
- Conference contribution
- Faculty of Law (FdR)
- Leibniz Center for Law (FdR)
The paper investigates the connection of the concept of affordance with the concept of institution, fundamental in social sciences and in legal theory, with the purpose of delineating a working definition of social affordance. This hybrid concept enriches the representation tools to be used with agent-roles, knowledge components we use as basis in explaining and interpreting socio-legal scenarios. The paper shows how social affordances are of critical importance to model the agent-role embodiment mechanism.
- Papers of a workhop at the SOCIAL.PATH 2014 conference
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