[OPE-L:1436] RE: Re: Re: Levels of abstraction

Chai-on Lee (conlee@chonnam.ac.kr)
Thu, 7 Oct 1999 11:45:44 +0900

Jurriaan writes:
I think that does Kozo Uno an injustice. Uno's "ideal type" and his
categories are derived from a critical sifting and assimilation of
historical facts,trends and literature, in accordance with dialectical
principles, rather than simply being a formal typology superimposed on
reality for comparative purposes.

I wonder how one can critically sift and assimilate historical facts,
We ask a methodology because we are ignorant of the reality but Uno must
How and why do we know essential elements from the very beginning? If we

Jurriaan writes:
Maybe it is unfortunate for Westerners that Uno was called Uno and Weber
was called Weber but, leaving aside such nominal trivialities, in my
opinion Uno's intellectual achievement is vastly superior to Weber's. In my
opinion Weber was really only interesting and creative when he was doing
empirical historical research.

Of course, Uno must be better than Weber because he was born late. He

In solidarity


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