[OPE-L:4674] Re: Books 4-6 Revisited

Michael William (mwilliam@compuserve.com)
Tue, 8 Apr 1997 14:54:46 -0700 (PDT)

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> I'm not sure I understand what a "Friedmanian filing system" is

Sorry - this is a reference to Milton Friedman's famous 1953 paper on
economic methodology, in which he likened a theory to a filing cabinet.

I don't really want to dispute the rest of your post, except to say that
much of what you describe I would see as being concerned with
'investigation' rather than systematic 'presentation. Of course, everybody
has their own methodological *procedures* for structuring investigation and
initiating presentation, and I have no wish to be prescriptive about this.

Comradely greetings,