Chapter

Introduction

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science

Published in print June 1992 | ISBN: 9780198242796
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680564 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242796.003.0001

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Introduction

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This chapter discusses an introduction to the concept of methodological individualism. This is defined as the view in social science according to which all social phenomena must be accounted for in terms of what individuals choose, think, and do. This view is considered true and trivial, and the debate between the individualists and non-individualists is considered futile.

Keywords: methodological individualism; social science; social phenomena; individuals; debate; individualists; non-individualists

Chapter.  6266 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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