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dc.contributor.authorHodgson, G.M.
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-15T08:05:43Z
dc.date.available2009-01-15T08:05:43Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationHodgson , G M 2007 , ' Meanings of methodological individualism ' , Journal of Economic Methodology , vol. 14 , no. 2 , pp. 211-226 . https://doi.org/10.1080/13501780701394094
dc.identifier.issn1350-178X
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dc.description"This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Economic Methodology 2007 14 (2) pp.211-26. Journal of Economic Methodology is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/." Copyright Taylor and Francis / Informa
dc.description.abstractAdvocacy of ‘methodological individualism’ is a widespread, especially among economists. However, the term is rarely defined with adequate precision and some crucial ambiguities are explored in this article. Among these is the commonplace ambivalence over whether explanations should be in terms of individuals alone, or in terms of individuals plus relations between them. It is shown that a great deal hinges on this subtle and often overlooked distinction in explanantia. In particular, explanations in terms of individuals alone have never, as yet, been achieved. Furthermore, the more feasible version of explanations in terms of individuals plus relations between them amount to the introduction of social structure alongside individuals in the explanantia. Serious questions remain whether this version warrants the one-sided emphasis on individuals in the term ‘methodological individualism’.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Economic Methodology
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dc.subjectJoseph Schumpeter
dc.subjectsocial structures
dc.titleMeanings of methodological individualismen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Accounting, Finance and Economics
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
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