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SANTOS, Elismar Alves dos  e  GUARESCHI, Pedrinho Arcides. Social representation: its ontological status . Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2019, vol.25, n.3, pp. 1213-1230. ISSN 1677-1168.

The ontological status of social representations (SR) has its own philosophical fundaments, which indicate its origin and identity. Moscovici (1925 – 2014), founder of the Social Representation Theory (SRT), turned to different thinkers to demonstrate how the formation of social representations in humans is. Among them are: Durkheim, Lévy-Bruhl, Piaget and Freud. It means that the ontological status of social representations are grounded on sociological, anthropological, cognitive and psychoanalytical aspects. The aim of this article is to show how these thinkers have influenced the creation of the ontological status of social representations. In order to achieve this goal, the present study was based on the deductive method as a logical basis for reasoning, bibliographical research as a technique and several analyzes of the works were carried out, at different stages, using documentation sheets. The conclusion we have come to is that social representations are not only philosophical ideas, but are, especially, living practices broadcast by communication.

Palavras-chave : Social representations; Representation; Moscovici; Ontology.

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