Methodological individualism

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Pinni B building, lecture hall 3107, address: Kanslerinrinne 1


Philosophy, University of Tampere

José Noguera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) at research seminar of philosophy

- Methodological individualism in the social sciences has often been discredited as a 'reductionist' strategy. In this talk I will schematically argue two points: first, it is not especially problematic in sociology to endorse 'reductionism' in a very simple (and maybe trivial) but important sense: ontological reduction. Second, contrary to the prevalent view, ontological and methodological individualism may have little sense as independent positions,Noguera says.

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