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Forms of Methodological Individualism

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/9780198242796.003.0002

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Forms of Methodological Individualism

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This chapter discusses the three different components of a methodology. These are the explanatory, the semantic, and the ontological components. The other discussions in the chapter focus on explanatory issues, but semantic and ontological matters are also part of the topics. Concepts such as explanatory individualism and conceptual reduction are tackled here as well.

Keywords: methodology; explanatory; semantic; ontological; explanatory issues; explanatory individualism; conceptual reduction

Chapter.  14524 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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