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dc.creatorIgnjatović, Suzana
dc.creatorBošković, Aleksandar
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-10T11:28:29Z
dc.date.available2022-05-10T11:28:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0353-1589
dc.identifier.urihttp://rai.ai.ac.rs/handle/123456789/278
dc.description.abstractThe paper deals with methodological individualism in sociocultural anthropology. Key theories and debates within the framework of methodological individualism in anthropology are presented in the paper. The authors discuss criticisms aimed at the use of methodological individualism in anthropology as not suitable for anthropology, due to its specificity. Instead, they argue that methodological individualism has advantages for a better understanding of many anthropological topics, especially compared to methodological holism. The authors' assumption is that anthropology is not exclusively a holistic science, as the history of anthropological theory points to an important tradition of methodological individualism. The focus is placed on alternative models of scientific explanation, found in the works of contemporary anthropologists (Holy, Stuchlik), as well as methodological individualists from other disciplines (Boudon), whose conclusions are applicable to anthropology. Methodological individualism does have a significant place in anthropology. There are areas of anthropology that can draw heuristic benefit from epistemological approaches based on the principles of methodological individualism.en
dc.publisherUniverzitet u Beogradu - Filozofski fakultet - Odeljenje za etnologiju i antropologiju, Beograd
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/
dc.sourceEtnoantropološki problemi, Beograd
dc.subjectscientific explanationen
dc.subjectMethodological individualismen
dc.subjectmethodological holismen
dc.subjectcognitivismen
dc.subjectagencyen
dc.titleConstructing a scientific explanation in anthropology on the principles of methodological individualismen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-SA
dc.citation.epage40
dc.citation.issue1
dc.citation.other13(1): 17-40
dc.citation.rankM24
dc.citation.spage17
dc.citation.volume13
dc.identifier.doi10.21301/eap.v13i1.1
dc.identifier.fulltexthttp://rai.ai.ac.rs/bitstream/id/140/275.pdf
dc.identifier.rcubconv_387
dc.identifier.wos000432169800001
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