By Julie Zahle,Finn Collin
This selection of papers investigates the newest debates approximately individualism and holism within the philosophy of social technological know-how. The debates revolve more often than not round matters: to begin with, no matter 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 volume social medical motives may perhaps and may, specialize in participants and social phenomena respectively. This factor is debated among methodological holists and methodological individualists.
In social technological know-how and philosophy, either matters were intensively mentioned and new types of the dispute have seemed simply as new arguments were complex. at the present, the individualism/holism debate is intensely vigorous and this ebook displays the foremost positions and views in the debate. This quantity can be proper to debates approximately heavily similar concerns in social technology: the micro-macro debate and the agency-structure debate.
This ebook provides contributions from key figures in either social technology and philosophy, within the first such assortment in this subject to be released because the 1970s.