Mapping the 'gray area' – commentary to Tulumello

  • Jouni Häkli


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.

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.