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  1. Methodological Individualism: Background, History and Meaning.Joseph Agassi - 2004 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (2):316.
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  2. Methodological Individualism and Institutional Individualism.Joseph Agassi - 1987 - In Joseph Agassi & I. C. Jarvie (eds.), Rationality: The Critical View. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 119--150.
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  3. Artificial Brains & Holographic Bodies: Facing the Questions of Progress.John Altmann - manuscript
    This essay discusses the ambitious plans of one Dmitry Itskov who by 2045 wishes to see immortality achieved by way of Artificial Brains and Holographic Bodies. I discuss the ethical implications of such a possibility coming to pass.
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  4. Sugi Sakae's Theory of "Social Individualism".David Askew - unknown
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  5. Individual Ahoy!Nimrod Bar-Am - 2010 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 40 (2):319-324.
    Classical thinking on rationality regards it as an all-or-nothing affair. It thus fails to account for the fact that institutions are powerful social factors that frame the contexts within which rational agents supposedly exercise their ability to choose. This poses the classic dilemma: should social explanation refer to individual decisions or to institutions? Wettersten skillfully criticizes some of the most advanced solutions to it, and attempts to formulate a better explanatory unit for the social sciences: the partially rational individual. Since (...)
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  6. Courageous or Indifferent Individualism.Robert N. Bellah - 1998 - Ethical Perspectives 5 (2):92-101.
    ‘Courageous or Indifferent Individualism’ is the subject on which I have been asked to speak, and I must first attempt to interpret what the conveners of this conference had in mind in asking me to speak on this subject. First of all, individualism must be taken for granted as our fate as modern persons; but, second, there is more than one kind of individualism and we must discriminate between them. Courage is the first, though not the highest, of the classical (...)
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  7. Rethinking Practices and Structures.T. J. Berard - 2005 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 (2):196-230.
    Social theory remains puzzled by the relation between practices and structures, or the link between ‘micro’ and ‘macro’. Grand theorists including Giddens and Bourdieu have gained distinction for their writings on these questions, trying to marry insights and concerns of a ‘micro’ sociological nature with traditional ‘macro’ structural questions including inequality, power relations, and social reproduction. These theorists arguably fail, however, in their attempts to move social theory beyond traditional dualisms. Relevant but neglected contributions from ethnomethodology are introduced and compared (...)
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  8. Individualism and Holism in Chinese Tradition: The Religious Cultural Context.Thomas Berry - 2003 - In Weiming Tu & Mary Evelyn Tucker (eds.), Confucian Spirituality. Crossroad Pub. Company. pp. 1--39.
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  9. Individualism in Social Science: Forms and Limits of a Methodology.Rajeev Bhargava - 1992 - Oxford University Press UK.
    The literature on methodological individualism is characterized by a widely held view that if the doctrine were stated with sufficient care it would be seen to be trivially true. Professor Bhargava questions this view. He begins by carefully disentangling the various formulations of the doctrine, identifies its most plausible version, and finally locates the principal assumption underlying it, namely that beliefs are attitudes individuated entirely in terms of what lies within the individual mind. Bhargava argues that once this individualist assumption (...)
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  10. The Forms and Limits of Methodological Individualism.Rajeev Bhargava - 1988 - Dissertation, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. Requires signed TDF. ;It is frequently asserted that the debate between individualists and non-individualists is futile and that a suitably modified methodological individualism is trivially true. This thesis seeks to challenge this assertion, and to revive the debate by first identifying a plausible version of methodological individualism and then by outlining a non-individualist alternative. ;Identifying a plausible version of methodological individualism is not easy because the doctrine is rarely stated with clarity (...)
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  11. Methodological Rules as Conventions.Cristina Bicchieri - 1988 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 18 (4):477-495.
  12. Three Theories of Individualism.Philip Schuyler Bishop - unknown
    This thesis traces versions of the theory of individualism by three major theorists, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and John Dewey, as they criticize existing social, cultural, economic, legal and military conditions of their times. I argue that each theorist modifies the theory of individualism to best suit their understanding of human nature, adapting it where they can and outright removing aspects where they cannot. Based upon each thinker's conception of human nature, their corresponding theory of individualism does justice to (...)
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  13. Individualism at an Impasse.Samuel Black - 1991 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 21 (3):347 - 377.
  14. Peter McHugh and Analysis: The One and the Many, the Universal and the Particular, the Whole and the Part. [REVIEW]Kieran Bonner - 2010 - Human Studies 33 (2):253-269.
    This paper takes the passing of Peter McHugh as an occasion to examine the intellectual development of his work. The paper is mainly focused on the product of his collaboration with his colleague and friend, Alan Blum. As such, it addresses the tradition of social inquiry, Analysis, which they cofounded. It traces the influence of Harold Garfinkel’s Ethnomethodology on McHugh and on the beginning of Analysis. The collaboration with Blum is examined through a variety of coauthored works but most especially (...)
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  15. Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences.Michael Bradie - 2002 - Analyse & Kritik 24 (1):87-100.
    Harold Kincaid's 'Individualism and the Unity of Science' is a subtle and nuanced analysis of the interlocking themes and issues surrounding the struggle between 'holists' and 'individualists' in the social sciences. Two major claims, one substantial and one methodological, emerge from this analysis. The substantial claim is a defence of a 'non-reductive unity' of the sciences. The methodological claim is that the disputes between reductionists and pluralists or between individualists and holists are empirical and not conceptual disputes. In this paper, (...)
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  16. Individualism and Personalism.Roland Breuer - 1999 - Ethical Perspectives 6 (1):67-81.
    I will discuss two opposed conceptions of the nature of the self and indicate the shortcomings of each approach, in order to go on to show something about self-involvement and singularity that is often overlooked. The two opposed conceptions deal with the self in different ways because they also deal differently with the relation between consciousness and the self as such. In the first conception, this relation remains external: reflection is not of the same order as the self and, conversely, (...)
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  17. Research as Learning.Angela Brew - 1988 - Dissertation, University of Bath (United Kingdom)
    Available from UMI in association with The British Library. ;This thesis develops a research methodology appropriate to the emerging post-positivist wholistic tradition. It presents a radical critique of positivism and sets out guidelines for a methodology which enables us to move to evolutionary wholism and beyond. ;The thesis is in two parts reflecting the two traditions. Part I is in the form of a traditional thesis. It looks at the methodology, influences, achievements and validity. Part II is an example of (...)
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  18. The Nature of Individualist Explanation: A Further Analysis of Reduction.Martin Bridgstock & Michael Hyland - 1978 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 8 (3):265-269.
  19. In Defence of Individualism.Samuel Brittan - 2000 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 45:7-21.
    There are many writers and critics who regard what they call ‘individualist-liberalism’ as the root of many of the evils of the modern world; and the emphasis of their attack is on the individualist half of the term. Those who take this line nowadays often call them-selves ‘communitarians’. I would prefer to call them collectivists, as that brings out their dangerous tendency to regard the group as more important than the individuals of whom it is composed. But in what follows (...)
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  20. Unravelling Holism.J. R. Brown - 1987 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 17 (3):427-433.
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  21. Idealization Xiii: Modeling in History.Krzysztof Brzechczyn (ed.) - 2009 - Rodopi.
    The book reveals different dimensions of modeling in the historical sciences. Papers collected in the first part (Ontology of the Historical Process) consider different models of historical reality and discuss their status. The second part (Modeling in the Methodology of History) presents various forms of idealization in historiographic research. The papers in the third part (Modeling in the Research Practice) present various models of past reality (e.g. of Poland, Central Europe and the general history of the feudal system) put forward (...)
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  22. Book Review: Reenchanted Science: Holism in German Culture From Wilhelm II to Hitler. [REVIEW]M. Bunge - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (1):124-126.
  23. 7. Individualism and Holism: Practical.Mario Bunge - 2004 - In Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge. University of Toronto Press. pp. 97-111.
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  24. 6. Individualism and Holism: Theoretical.Mario Bunge - 2004 - In Emergence and Convergence: Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge. University of Toronto Press. pp. 82-96.
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  25. Ten Modes of Individualism--None of Which Works--And Their Alternatives.Mario Bunge - 2000 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 30 (3):384-406.
    Individualism comes in at least ten modes: ontological, logical, semantic, epistemological, methodological, axiological, praxiological, ethical, historical, and political. These modes are bound together. For example, ontological individualism motivates the thesis that relations are n-tuples of individuals, as well as radical reductionism and libertarianism. The flaws and merits of all ten sides of the individualist decagon are noted. So are those of its holist counterpart. It is argued that systemism has all the virtues and none of the defects of individualism and (...)
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  26. A Systems Concept of Society: Beyond Individualism and Holism.Mario Bunge - 1979 - Theory and Decision 10 (1-4):13-30.
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  27. Book Review:Holism and Evolution. J. C. Smuts. [REVIEW]C. D. Burns - 1927 - Ethics 37 (3):314-.
  28. Poppers Methodologischer Individualismus Und Die Sozialwissenschaften.Marco Buzzoni - 2004 - Journal for General Philosophy of Science / Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Wissenschaftstheorie 35 (1):157-173.
    Popper's methodological individualism and the social sciences. Popper's philosophy of social sciences poses a dilemma that arises out of the two theses of methodological individualism and situational logic. In order to find a way out of this dilemma, one must raise the question concerning the epistemological and methodological status of the `laws' of the human sciences. There are indeed `rules' from which human actions depart mostly to a negligible extent, but they remain valid or stay in effect without exception only (...)
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  29. Some Steps Toward the Resolution of the Holism-Individualism Controversy.Albert Carl Cafagna - 1974 - Dissertation, University of Michigan
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  30. Terms of Social Choice-Plea for a Methodological Subjectivistic Holism.A. Caille - 1990 - Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie 88:81-98.
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  31. Realism, Reflexivity, Conflation, and Individualism.Mark Carrigan - 2010 - Journal of Critical Realism 9 (3):384-396.
    The theoretical work on individualization undertaken by Zygmunt Bauman, Ulrich Beck and Anthony Giddens has possessed an enduring influence within sociology. The New Individualism is a recent formulation of this older body of work. In this review essay I critically assess the book from the perspective of the recent work of Margaret Archer. I argue that while much of it is plagued by methodological and empirical inadequacies there are questioned posed by it, as well as by the individualization literature more (...)
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  32. Methodological Individualism: An Incongruity in Popper's Philosophy.Alan F. Chalmers - 1985 - In Gregory Currie & Alan Musgrave (eds.), Popper and the Human Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 73--87.
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  33. One's a Crowd? On Greenwood's Delimitation of the Social.M. Champagne - 2013 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 43 (4):519-530.
    In an effort to carve a distinct place for social facts without lapsing into a holistic ontology, John Greenwood has sought to define social phenomena solely in terms of the attitudes held by the actor in question. I argue that his proposal allows for the possibility of a “lone collectivity” that is unpalatable in its own right and incompatible with the claim that sociology is autonomous from psychology. As such, I conclude that the relevant beliefs need to be held by (...)
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  34. Individuals and Societies: A Methodological Inquiry.D. P. Chattopadhyaya - 1975 - Scientific Book Agency.
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  35. Individuals and Societies.D. P. Chattopadhyaya - 1967 - New York: Allied Publishers.
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  36. The Enlightenment's Concept of the Individual and its Contemporary Criticism.Adam J. Chmielewski - 2007 - Polish Journal of Philosophy 1 (2):41-59.
    Communitarian social philosophy was born in opposition to some tenets of liberalism. Liberal individualism has been among its most strongly contested claims. In their criticisms, the communitarians point to the Enlightenment’s sources of the individualist vision of society and morality. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that, even if the communitarian line of argument has been justified in more than one way, it is at the same time important to remember that the greatest figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, (...)
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  37. INDIVIDUALISM Vs. HOLISM: The Story of a Dichotomy and its Relation to Social Reality.Otto Martin Christensen - 1996 - In Sirir Meyer Otto Martin Christensen (ed.), Kulturtekster 6: The Modern Subject. Center for the Study of European Civilization. pp. 63-92.
    In this article I try to investigate the possible insights one may reach by considering the development on the level of socio-philosophical theories as a symptom of the development taking place on the level of social practice.
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  38. Methodological Individualism, Cognitive Homogeneity and Environmental Determinism.André Clark - 2003 - Journal of Economic Methodology 10 (1):79-85.
    A study encompassing a number of UK Universities identified a widespread implicit environmental determinism employed in the teaching of Economics to business studies undergraduates. In this paper the author argues that this bias is an inevitable by-product of the methodological individualism adopted within mainstream economics. The author concludes that methodological individualism is, therefore, flawed both as a mechanism for accessing the reality of the business world and the power of firms within it, and for teaching others about that reality, particularly (...)
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  39. Exchanges and Relationships.Andrew Jason Cohen - 2012 - Social Theory and Practice 38 (2):231-257.
    Many social scientists think of exchange in terms far broader than philosophers. I defend the broader use of the term as well as the claim that meaningful human relationships are usefully understood as constituted by exchanges. I argue, though, that we must recognize that a great number of non-monetary and non-material goods are part of our daily lives and exchanges. Particularly important are emotional goods. I defend my view against the important objection that it demeans intimate relationships. As an addendum, (...)
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  40. Biases of Social Policy as Consequences of Micro-Macro Problems.James S. Coleman - 2000 - In Raymond Boudon & Mohamed Cherkaoui (eds.), Central Currents in Social Theory. Sage Publications. pp. 8--257.
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  41. Are 'Coalitions of the Willing' Moral Agents?Stephanie Collins - 2014 - Ethics and International Affairs 28 (1):online only.
    In this reply to an article of Toni Erskine's, I argue that coalitions of the willing are moral agents. They can therefore bear responsibility in their own right.
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  42. Individualism in Social Science.Jocelyne Couture - 1996 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 26 (2):303-329.
  43. Methodological Individualism.Gregory Currie - 2001 - In N. J. Smelser & B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. pp. 9755--60.
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  44. Institutional Individualism and the Emergence of Scientific Rationality.Ronald Curtis - 1989 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 20 (1):77-113.
  45. Individualism and Collectivism: The Case of Language.F. B. D'Agostino - 1979 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 9 (1):27-47.
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  46. Individualism and Solidarity Today: Twelve Theses.C. L. D'Epinay - 1991 - Theory, Culture and Society 8 (2):57-74.
  47. Agency and Structure.F. R. Dallmayr - 1982 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 12 (4):427-438.
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  48. Methodological Individualism and Methodological Socialism.Arthur C. Danto - 1962 - Filosofia 13 (4 Supplemento):626.
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  49. The Methodological Imperative in Psychology.Kurt Danziger - 1985 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 15 (1):1-13.
  50. Neo-Confucian Individualism and Holism.William T. de Bary - 1985 - In Donald J. Munro (ed.), Individualism and Holism: Studies in Confucian and Taoist Values. Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan.
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