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Rethinking the individualism-holism debate : essays in the philosophy of social science, edited by Julie Zahle, Finn Collin, (electronic book)

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Rethinking the individualism-holism debate : essays in the philosophy of social science
Title
Rethinking the individualism-holism debate
Title remainder
essays in the philosophy of social science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Julie Zahle, Finn Collin
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of papers investigates the most recent debates about individualism and holism in the philosophy of social science. The debates revolve mainly around two issues: firstly, whether social phenomena exist sui generis and how they relate to individuals. This is the focus of discussions between ontological individualists and ontological holists. Secondly, to what extent social scientific explanations may, and should, focus on individuals and social phenomena respectively. This issue is debated amongst methodological holists and methodological individualists. In social science and philosophy, both issues have been intensively discussed and new versions of the dispute have appeared just as new arguments have been advanced. At present, the individualism/holism debate is extremely lively, and this book reflects the major positions and perspectives within the debate. This volume is also relevant to debates about two closely related issues in social science: the micro-macro debate and the agency-structure debate. This book presents contributions from key figures in both social science and philosophy, in the first such collection on this topic to be published since the 1970s
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Cataloging source
GW5XE
Dewey number
141.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B824
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Zahle, Julie
  • Collin, Finn
Series statement
Synthese library
Series volume
372
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  • Individualism
  • Holism
  • Philosophy and social sciences
Label
Rethinking the individualism-holism debate : essays in the philosophy of social science, edited by Julie Zahle, Finn Collin, (electronic book)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; Julie Zahle and Finn Collin -- Part I. Ontological Individualism-Holism -- What is Individualism in Social Ontology? Ontological Individualism vs. Anchor Individualism; Brian Epstein -- Social entities and the basis of their powers; Dave Elder-Vass -- Methodological localism and actor-centered sociology; Daniel Little -- Collective Responsibility and Group-Control; Andrs Szigeti -- Rethinking Micro-Macro Relations; Petri Ylikoski -- Part II. Methodological Individualism-Holism -- Dead Ends and Live Issues in the Individualism-Holism Debate; Harold Kincaid -- Explanatory Strategies beyond the individualism/holism debate; Jeroen van Bouwel -- Holism, Emergence and the Crucial Distinction; Julie Zahle -- Who are the Actors?; Finn Collin -- Are Individuals Fickle-Minded?; Mathew McCubbins & Mark Turner
Control code
SPR881274936
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319053448
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05344-8
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not applicable
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Rethinking the individualism-holism debate : essays in the philosophy of social science, edited by Julie Zahle, Finn Collin, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction; Julie Zahle and Finn Collin -- Part I. Ontological Individualism-Holism -- What is Individualism in Social Ontology? Ontological Individualism vs. Anchor Individualism; Brian Epstein -- Social entities and the basis of their powers; Dave Elder-Vass -- Methodological localism and actor-centered sociology; Daniel Little -- Collective Responsibility and Group-Control; Andrs Szigeti -- Rethinking Micro-Macro Relations; Petri Ylikoski -- Part II. Methodological Individualism-Holism -- Dead Ends and Live Issues in the Individualism-Holism Debate; Harold Kincaid -- Explanatory Strategies beyond the individualism/holism debate; Jeroen van Bouwel -- Holism, Emergence and the Crucial Distinction; Julie Zahle -- Who are the Actors?; Finn Collin -- Are Individuals Fickle-Minded?; Mathew McCubbins & Mark Turner
Control code
SPR881274936
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319053448
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-05344-8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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