Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The difference between metatheory and supertheory

Continuing from this post, see the discussion so far in that link. In the last few posts Balder brought up Sean's chart showing the difference.

Note in Sean's diagram that any super theory is integrative monism. I've yet to be convinced otherwise. I'd add that his integrative pluralism is exactly what Edwards has been doing, and hence Sean's increasing propensity to embrace that work in his own. I'm also reminded that meta-theory is not the same as a super theory. See this post. I'd also recommend this Edwards' piece on meta-theory.
A cool chart from the last reference below. Also note that both Sean and Lingam offered critical feedback for this article. I.e., this paper is already doing to some extent what is suggested by the referenced IPS thread.

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