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Book: Method Today

Chapter: 3. Comparison and the Production of Knowledge

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.34421


This response uses debates within comparative religious ethics to elucidate the institutional elements of comparative scholarship. Utilizing Karl Marx’s distinction between abstract and concrete labor, I argue for a more explicit differentiation between comparison as a methodology and comparison as a discipline or formal field of study.

Chapter Contributors

  • Thomas Carrico ( - tcarrico) 'Florida State University'