Methodological Holism in the Social Sciences

[New Entry by Julie Zahle on March 21, 2016.] The debate between methodological holists and methodological individualists concerns the proper focus of explanations in the social sciences: to what
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[New Entry by Julie Zahle on March 21, 2016.] The debate between methodological holists and methodological individualists concerns the proper focus of explanations in the social sciences: to what extent should social scientific explanations revolve around social phenomena and individuals respectively? The discussion takes two main forms. The most enduring debate surrounds the issue of dispensability....

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