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  • E-mailjulie.zahle@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 89 12
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12-13
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7805
    5020 Bergen

My main area of research is the philosophy of the social sciences (and the humanities). In particular, I work on the following topics: values in science, the individualism/holism debate, qualitative methods, research ethics, social theories of practice, and the philosophy of anthropology and sociology.

Selected recent publications

Zahle, J. (2023 - online first). "Reactivity and Good Data in Qualitative Data Collection," European Journal for Philosophy of Science.

Zahle, J. (2023). “Qualitative Research in Political Science” in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science, Jeroen van Bouwel and Harold Kincaid (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 204-220.

Kincaid, H. & Zahle, J. (2022 - online first). "Are ABM Explanations in the Social Sciences Inevitably Individualist?" Synthese.

Zahle, J. (2020 - online first). "Objective Data Sets in Qualitative Research," Synthese.

Zahle, J. (2019 - online first). “Limits to Levels in the Methodological Individualism-Holism Debate,” Synthese.

Zahle, J & Kincaid, H. (2019) “Why be a Methodological Individualist?” Synthese, 196(2), pp. 655-675.

Zahle, J. (2019). “Data, Epistemic Values and Multiple Methods in Case Study Research,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 78, pp. 32-39

Zahle, J. (2018) “Values and Data Collection in Social Research,” Philosophy of Science, 85(1), pp. 144-163.

Zahle, J. (2017) “Privacy, Informed Consent, and Participant Observation,” Perspectives on Science, 25(4), pp. 465-487.

Zahle, J. (2016) “Emergence” in Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science, Lee McIntyre & Alex Rosenberg (eds.), London: Routledge Publishers, pp. 124-134.

Zahle, J. (2016) “Methodological Holism in the Social Sciences” in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), http://plato.stanford.edu/, pp. 1-39.

Complete list of publications at www.juliezahle.dk

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2023). Reactivity and good data in qualitative data collection. European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2023). Methodological Holism in the Social Sciences (revised version of entry published in 2016). Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Are ABM explanations in the social sciences inevitably individualist? Synthese.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Objective Data Sets in Qualitative Research. Synthese. 101-117.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Limits to levels in the methodological individualism–holism debate. Synthese.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Data, Epistemic Values. and Multiple Methods in Case Study Research. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 32-39.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Case Study Research in the Social Sciences. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Why be a Methodological Individualist? Synthese. 1-21.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Values and Data Collection in Social Research. Philosophy of Science. 465-487.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2023). Qualitative Research in Political Science. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Interpretivism and Qualitative Research. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Level Conception of the Methodological Individualism-Holism Debate.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Agent-Based Modelling With and Without Methodological Individualism.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The Epistemic Role of Science and Experts in Democracy. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Emergence in the Social Sciences. 9 pages.

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