William H. Sewell

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The Irreducibility of Cultural Structures

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Keywords: Cultural structures, microfoundations, symbols, causation, paradigms.

The clearest examples of causally significant meso and macro structures that cannot be reduced to individualist microfoundations are cultural structures. Recognizing the specific character of cultural structures as a necessary component of social action would considerably strengthen Daniel Little's argument.

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