The unicist historical research model is based on the unicist ontology of evolution considering that the structure “thesis-antithesis-synthesis” is inexistent. The “simple” dialectic is an over-simplification to foster voluntarism.
2) Thesis – homeostasis
The integration of both dialectics defines the ontological structure of a given reality. The unicist methodology of historical research is based on the analysis of events and their inclusion in an ontological structure.
This explains history integrating the descriptive, interpretative, anthropological and ontological approaches. This methodology considers ideologies as a part of the structure, but avoids ideological contamination in history.
The four segments to approach history are:
The descriptive approach
It is a chronological description of the facts of history. It can be restricted to a particular fact or include its context. It gives equal weight to important and less important events.
The interpretative approach
It is a description focused on important events, excluding those the author does not see as important. It usually includes the qualification of the events to explain their inclusion or exclusion.
The anthropological approach
It is a description of the events describing the facts structured by the knowledge of the anthropological invariables. It includes a functional description of the events and the functional relation between them.
The ontological approach
It is a description of the events describing the facts structured by the knowledge of the ontological structure of the reality under research. It requires the knowledge of the ontological structure of a reality and the use of the unicist logic to be able to define the functionality of the events.
Unicist ontological research of history
The unicist research of history includes the four approaches. Thus the more segments are covered by the researchers the more objective the conclusions of historical research are.
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