Another contribution of this work are considerations about the specific nature of cultural – historical knowledge and reasoning, which aims at the reconstruction of possible past worlds from loosely correlated records rather than at control and prediction of systems, as in engineering knowledge.

“Historical” must be understood in the widest sense, be it cultural, political, archaeological, medical records, managerial records of enterprises, records of scientific experiments, criminalistic or jurisdictional data.

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