Open Empirical and Methodological Issues in the Individualism-Holism Debate

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2014
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11135
Author(s):
Kincaid, Harold
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I briefly argue that some issues in the individualism-holism debate have been fairly clearly settled and other issues still plagued by unclarity. The main argument of the paper is that there are a set of clear empirical issues around the holism-individualism debate that are central problems in current social science research. Those include questions about when we can be holist and how individualist we can be in social explanation.