Mapping the 'gray area' – commentary to Tulumello

  • Jouni Häkli

Abstract

As a response to Simone Tulumello’s essay ‘Generalization, epistemology and concrete: what can social sciences learn from the common sense of engineers’, in this commentary I reflect on some of the issues that I consider key elements in his provocative original text. I mainly pay attention to the question of balancing between ideal-typical simplification and nuance in Tulumello’s argumentation, pointing at the risks involved in a writing strategy that seeks not only to engage and inspire but also persuade and convince.

Section
Reflections
Published
Apr 29, 2019
How to Cite
Häkli, J. (2019). Mapping the ’gray area’ – commentary to Tulumello. Fennia - International Journal of Geography, 197(1), 158-159. https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.80011