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 mostly round concerns: to begin with, no matter if social phenomena exist sui generis and the way they relate to contributors. this can be the focal point of discussions among ontological individualists and ontological holists. Secondly, to what quantity social medical factors may well and will, specialize in contributors and social phenomena respectively. This factor is debated among methodological holists and methodological individualists.
In social technology and philosophy, either matters were intensively mentioned and new types of the dispute have seemed simply as new arguments were complicated. at this time, the individualism/holism debate is intensely energetic and this publication displays the foremost positions and views in the debate. This quantity is usually appropriate to debates approximately heavily comparable concerns in social technological know-how: the micro-macro debate and the agency-structure debate.
This publication offers contributions from key figures in either social technology and philosophy, within the first such assortment in this subject to be released because the 1970s.