Categories. A reflection on the practice of classifying
Keywords:categories, classifications, epistemology
The theme of this article is "categories". You could call them "images", "representations" or "concepts". I choose the first word on purpose. Category refers, in the reflection on knowledge, to the idea of models for the organisation of perceptions, of "reality". In other words, it connotes an active, structuring, creative (poietic) capacity in the modelling of knowledge.
How to Cite
Hespanha, A. M. (2021). Categories. A reflection on the practice of classifying. Práticas Da História. Journal on Theory, Historiography and Uses of the Past, (7), 224–256. https://doi.org/10.48487/pdh.2018.n7.22474