Methodological Individualism and the D-N Model

Bhargava Rajeev

in Individualism in Social Science

Published in print June 1992 | ISBN: 9780198242796
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680564 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

Methodological Individualism and the D-N Model

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This chapter discusses the other two central assumptions of the issue of derivational reduction that were not included in Chapter 2. The discussions seek to answer two questions: ‘Do we have social and individual laws?’ and ‘Do all explanations satisfy conditions imposed by the D-N model?’ Additional information to the existing answers to these two questions is also provided.

Keywords: assumptions; derivational reduction; D-N model; social laws; individual laws

Chapter.  16625 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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