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Methodological Individualism
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, The Institute for Analytical Sociology, IAS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5237-9695
2017 (English)In: Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science / [ed] Lee McIntyre, Alexander Rosenberg, New York: Routledge, 2017, p. 135-146Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ideas about social scientic explanation lie at the core of debates about methodological individualism (MI). The spirit of MI is captured in a denition by Jon Elster:

[A] ll social phenomena-their structure and their change-are in principle explicable in ways that only involve individuals-their properties, their goals, their beliefs and their actions.

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New York: Routledge, 2017. p. 135-146
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individualism, explanation, reductionism, mechanism
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Philosophy Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-156302ISBN: 9781138825758 (print)ISBN: 9781315410098 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-156302DiVA, id: diva2:1304285
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Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M12-0301:1Available from: 2019-04-12 Created: 2019-04-12 Last updated: 2019-04-12Bibliographically approved

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