Micro-Macro-Relations in the Kirk-Coleman-Model

by Gero Schwenk

Institution: Universität Giessen
Year: 0
Record ID: 1110742
Full text PDF: http://geb.uni-giessen.de/geb/volltexte/2004/1726


The subject of this work is the analysis of level-transition and emergence problems. Philosophical argument is basically grounded on concepts of object identity and manipulation. It is furthermore extended to criticism of the methodology of bridge-hypotheses as proposed by methodological individualism in the social sciences. In order to provide an actual example, the proposed methodology is implemented: Area of application is the classical Kirk-Coleman-Model, a simulation of interaction behavior in a three-person group. In order to meet the requirements of the proposed methodology of level-transitory explanation the model is modifed and implemented employing the powerful Bayesian-Network formalism.