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Implications of Franco-Pak Mirage Construction Project

November 15, 1975 Consensus could not be arrived at on the role of predictability in social sciences to understand reality. It was, however, generally agreed that the objective is not merely reflectors' reflection of reality. An objective base to understand social reality could be provided by information embodying inconsistency within a series or several series of observations and/or in the sequence of deductions and inferences drawn from the observations. In this respect the inherent limitation of indiscriminate assortment of data and variables, or of mere commonsense thinking, was pointed out. On the other hand, the suggestions were made that (a) theories may be regarded as hypothesis, and (b) conflict not just with 'interest' as the axis but in terms of class conflict may be useful to understand reality.

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