How can we close the gap between reality and theory? How can we explain a reality that is fluent and that is always changing when the theoretical constructions we use for it are going slower than the world outside? Those questions were proposed by Hugo Zemelman (2012) in a paper about epistemic thinking.Continue reading “Traveling light, an epistemological promise”
The elaboration of a “particular case” has two stages. The first one is selecting a specific portion of spatialized reality for being decomposed and analyzed. The reality, in a pragmatic view the world that is there, is the group of things that exist before the researcher’s interference. In other words, in an urban-open scenario reality is a collective unfinished construction made-up of an x number of elements, happening simultaneously, without any kind of intervention from our side. It means it is a specific group of differences. World, nation, country, city, neighborhood, zone… Those are just some of the ways —accurately or not— we have been using, mostly connected with a spatial demarcation, for trying to gather and to grasp the reality. This primary reality can also be measured in terms of time, relation, action, and affection.Continue reading “Relativity and an ontology of the particular”
if we want to be on the sidelines of totalitarian points of view, we need to use relativity and a particular and located vision.
To talk about relativity results problematic nowadays due to the possible relationship that could be traced between relativism and postmodernism, interpreting the first one into the frame of the second one. However, relativity, as we will see below, is nothing more than a fundamental scientific attitude to approach reality.Continue reading “Generalities about particular cases”