Methodological Individualism Vs. Collectivist Holism In Historical Explanation
History And Theory
This review essay surveys and assesses Rage and Denials: Collectivist Philosophy, Politics, and Art Historiography, 1890–1947 by Branko Mitrović, focusing on a) Mitrović's case that German art-historical practices during this period were factually ill-founded, inconsistent, and motivated by narcissism and ethnic prejudice, and b) the broader issue of whether collectivist historical explanations of artistic and cultural developments can ever be apt.
methodological individualism, collectivist holism, explanation, art history, reasons
Richard Thomas Eldridge.
"Methodological Individualism Vs. Collectivist Holism In Historical Explanation".
History And Theory.