Is it, say, "reasonable" that philosophers analyse a scientific concept? I was wondering about concepts coming from the social sciences. Would it be a philosophical task to analyse e.g. the concept of "social interaction", as it is used by social scientists?
I suspect I may be missing what's at issue here. Analyzing concepts is part of the philosopher's stock-in-trade, and that applies no less to scientific concepts than to other sorts. Not being a social scientists, I don't have a good, detailed feel for how social scientists use the phrase "social interaction" nor for how it fits into social science theorizing. That also means that I don't have a good feel for whether there are any meaty philosophical issues here. But I can well imagine that there might be, and insofar as there are, it's hard to see why philosophers of the social sciences wouldn't just be doing their jobs by undertaking the appropriate analyses.