POL208Y1 Lecture Notes - Cuban Missile Crisis, Lewis Carroll, Rob Ford
Often leaves a lot of stuff out, few variables go in. Scientific method alone especially when applied to political can sometimes be nonsense. We now use the country itself, as its own map, and i assure you it does nearly as well . Looking for something that can help us understand reality. Every model by definition omits certain dimensions of reality. Every model therefor includes implicit fundamental assumptions on what matters most. There is always more than one way to cut the cake. Make assumptions about what is the essence of the phenomena we are explaining. When you truly understand ir theory, understand no one can hold compete truth. Lots of ways to explain outcome of an event. Tend to focus on the proximate causes that lead to an outcome. Ex. of proximate dog pulled my ankle broke my ankle. Ex of systemic rob ford and parc recreation.