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By Julie Zahle, Finn Collin

This selection of papers investigates the newest debates approximately individualism and holism within the philosophy of social technology. The debates revolve as a rule round matters: to begin with, even if social phenomena exist sui generis and the way they relate to participants. this is often the point of interest of discussions among ontological individualists and ontological holists. Secondly, to what quantity social clinical motives may well and may, specialize in contributors and social phenomena respectively. This factor is debated among methodological holists and methodological individualists.

In social technological know-how and philosophy, either concerns were intensively mentioned and new types of the dispute have seemed simply as new arguments were complex. at this time, the individualism/holism debate is intensely energetic and this publication displays the most important positions and views in the debate. This quantity can also be appropriate to debates approximately heavily comparable matters in social technology: the micro-macro debate and the agency-structure debate.

This booklet provides contributions from key figures in either social technological know-how and philosophy, within the first such assortment in this subject to be released because the 1970s.

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