Chairs. Cows. People.

Humans are both social and individual.

What is social theory - or sociological theory or anthropological theory - a theory of?

For that matter, what is a theory?

Theory = explanation

Causal relations
Causal mechanisms

Mechanisms involve behaviors individuals do. These are often in response to aggregate phenomena.

Macro conditions. Microbehaviors. Macroconditions.

The "boat"

Why social order?

What is it trying to explain?