Julie Zahle





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. (accepted). "Process Tracing with Qualitative Data," in The Routledge Handbook of Causality and Causal Methods, Phyllis Illari and Federica Russo (eds.). London: Routledge Publishers.

Marchionni, C, Zahle, J. & Godman, M. (2024). “Reactivity in the Human Sciences,” European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 14(8):1-24.

Zahle, J. (2023). "Reactivity and Good Data in Qualitative Data Collection," European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 13(10):1-18.

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). "Are ABM Explanations in the Social Sciences Inevitably Individualist?" Synthese, 200:1-22.

Zahle, J. (2020). "Objective Data Sets in Qualitative Research," Synthese, 199:101-117.

Zahle, J. (2019). “Limits to Levels in the Methodological Individualism-Holism Debate,” Synthese, 198(7):6435-6454.

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

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