18 Aug Draft of a new paper clarifying two kinds of individualism about social ontology
Many people believe that the social world is “made by” individual people. But there are two entirely different ways philosophers have thought about the relation between individuals and the social world, without really keeping the two separate. Here is a draft of a paper, in which I try to clarify two different kind of individualism about the nature of the social world. I do not criticize individualism of either type in this paper. (See Ontological Individualism Reconsidered for criticism of the first.) The goal here is to clarify them.
What is Individualism in Social Ontology? Ontological Individualism vs. Anchor Individualism, for a forthcoming volume, Rethinking the Individualism/Holism Debate: Essays in the Philosophy of Social Science, edited by Finn Collin and Julie Zahle