- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

Strategies or theories that reduce the nature of complex phenomena, entities, structures, or theories to more fundamental or primary levels.

Longer explanation

What's the best way to understand complexity? Well, holists like Aristotle argue that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. So complex natural ...

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