Chapter 30. Reductionism: Historiography and Psychology

  1. Aviezer Tucker
  1. Cynthia MacDonald1 and
  2. Graham MacDonald2

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch30

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography

How to Cite

MacDonald, C. and MacDonald, G. (2008) Reductionism: Historiography and Psychology, in A Companion to the Philosophy of History and Historiography (ed A. Tucker), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304916.ch30

Editor Information

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. 1

    Queen's University, Belfast, UK

  2. 2

    University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149082

Online ISBN: 9781444304916

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Keywords:

  • explanatory reduction/theoretical reduction;
  • reductionism - historiography and psychology;
  • nomothetic law-likeness;
  • historiographic generalizations;
  • ‘Folk psychology’ - set of assumptions about mentality in everyday activities and interactions;
  • EA (European-American) folk model

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

  • Bibliography