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Methodological Individualism as a form of Reductionism

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/9780198242796.003.0003

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Methodological Individualism as a form of Reductionism

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This chapter discusses the reductionist variants of methodological individualism (both explanatory and semantic). Only one version of semantic reductionism is discussed, which is a specific theory that does not have any pronounced ontological proclivities.

Keywords: reductionist variants; methodological individualism; explanatory; semantic; semantic reductionism; theory; ontological proclivities

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Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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