Naturalistic writings IV


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In order to write interesting naturalistic texts, it is necessary to have an interest in documentation from the author, combined with a critical spirit able to define what is relevant from the aspects of detail-specialty that are known; at the same time, the ability to formulate concisely and to the point, not in more detail than is necessary for a proper understanding of the situation, by an intelligent man who reads the text is needed. Such a text becomes an entity that must "function", ie have an internal coherence given by its structure and fluency, and outline the subject to a level of integration that clearly goes beyond previous specialized writings that focus on fragments of the subject … Analyzes of the details that are impossible to comprehend the greatness of the phenomenon in a way that is intelligible even by a non-specialist. From the multitude of elements in nature and in the works about that place, written by authors with various concerns, at different times, you must select what you consider essential so that by unifying those ideas a coherent and worthy approach can be outlined. become known.

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Actively searching for information that is relevant to the analysis of the subject means going through a more or less extensive bibliography, even if you will not be able to read all the scientific articles and reports on the subject (due to the difficult accessibility of some and from lack of time and energy for others). After extracting the relevant information, it can be analyzed, reaching partial conclusions. The attempt to include in the text the most authoritative opinions on some aspects of detail, must lead to the insertion of relevant quotations, not shorter than those that provide the necessary information, but neither longer than those that satisfy this requirement. That is, it is a matter of establishing the boundary between relevant and irrelevant, so that a supposedly intelligent reader can remain attentive and continue reading the text, without getting bored and lost in details, but also not limited to a banal text that does not he has a way of changing something in his perception of the subject.

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