The similarity between Weber’s suppositions and those of Barnes already mentioned are remarkable. Weber conceives of history as a sequence of unique and qualitatively heterogeneous cultural and structural configurations. Weber’s main argument for refusing the inductive strategy as well arises from his general view of the relationship between knowledge and reality. Weber sets out to solve the problem of the relation between cognitive systems and the economic, social and political structures to which they are related through a historical approach. In other words, once again Weber does not conceive of ideas as determining human actions, but merely as channelling them in one direction or another, while he points to interests as the prime movers of action. Moreover, Weber also situates human praxis at the origin of all systems of knowledge.