Social-Computation-Supporting Kinds


Social kinds are heterogenous. As a consequence of this diversity, some authors have sought to identify and analyse different kinds of social kinds. One distinct kind of social kinds, however, has not yet received sufficient attention. I propose that there exists a class of social-computation-supporting kinds, or SCS-kinds for short. These SCS-kinds are united by the function of enabling computations that occur distributed across social groups. Examples of such SCS-kinds are reimbursement form, US Dollar bill, chair of the board.


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