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Methodological Individualism : Background, History and Meaning - Lars Udehn

Methodological Individualism

Background, History and Meaning

Hardcover Published: 23rd August 2001
ISBN: 9780415218115
Number Of Pages: 464

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Throughout the history of social thought, there has been, a constant battle over the true nature of society, and the best way to understand and explain it. This volume covers the development of methodological individualism, including the individualist theory of society from Greek Antiquity to modern social science.

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Backgroundp. 7
Psychologism in Early Social Sciencep. 41
Austrian Methodological Individualismp. 87
Society as Subjectively Meaningful Interactionp. 126
Positivism in Philosophy and Social Sciencep. 167
Popperian Methodological Individualismp. 200
Economics: the Individualist Sciencep. 228
The New Institutional Economicsp. 255
Rational Choice Individualismp. 288
Why Methodological Individualism?p. 320
Methodological Individualism Restatedp. 346
Notesp. 357
Bibliographyp. 388
Index of Author Namesp. 437
Indexp. 441
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ISBN: 9780415218115
ISBN-10: 041521811X
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 23rd August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.26  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1