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Methodological Individualism and Institutional Individualism

  • Joseph Agassi
Part of the Nijhoff International Philosophy Series book series (NIPS, volume 23)

Abstract

My aim in the present essay is to argue that individualism need not be psychologistic, and to defend institutionalistic individualism, which I consider to be Popper’s great contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.

Keywords

Human Nature Social Contract Social Phenomenon Ideal Type Institutional Reform 
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  • Joseph Agassi

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