chapter  4
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In the second part of the book I shall try to move from diagnosis to remedies. In the light of what was argued above about theoretical pragmatism, the problem cannot be solved by merely drawing up a list of rules on which sort of methodological practices to follow and which to avoid. Although this is useful, what is more important is to demonstrate in practice the utility of certain rules by creating conceptual tools (Generalities II) that can contribute to the promotion of sociologically relevant empirical research. As repeatedly mentioned already, this can be done either by solving the puzzles that create obstacles to interparadigmatic communication or by putting forward interesting questions and indicating new ways of looking at how social wholes are constituted, reproduced and transformed.