Elisionism is a philosophical standpoint encompassing various social theories. Elisionist theories are diverse; however, they are unified in their adherence to process philosophy as well as their assumption that the social and the individual cannot be separated. The term elisionism was coined by Margaret Archer in 1995 in the book Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach. Elisionism is often contrasted with holism, atomism, and emergentism.
- Robert Keith Sawyer (2005). Social Emergence: Societies as Complex Systems. Cambridge University Press. p. 175. ISBN 0-521-84464-9.
- Margaret Scotford Archer (1995). Realist Social Theory: The Morphogenetic Approach. Cambridge University Press. p. 60. ISBN 0-521-48442-1.
- Sean Creaven (2000). Marxism and Realism: A Materialistic Application of Realism in the Social Sciences. Routledge. p. 6. ISBN 0-415-23622-3.
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