Download PDF by Christina Toren,João de Pina-Cabral: The Challenge of Epistemology: Anthropological Perspectives

By Christina Toren,João de Pina-Cabral

ISBN-10: 0857454358

ISBN-13: 9780857454355

Epistemology poses specific difficulties for anthropologists whose job it's to appreciate manifold methods of being human. via their paintings, anthropologists usually come upon humans whose rules in regards to the nature and foundations of information are at odds with their very own. Going correct to the center of anthropological thought and strategy, this quantity discusses matters that experience vexed working towards anthropologists for a very long time. The authors are certainly not in contract with each other as to the place the solutions may perhaps lie. a few are essentially serious about the readability and theoretical application of analytical different types throughout disciplines; others are extra vulnerable to push ethnographic research to its limits to be able to show what sort of experience it could possibly make. All are conscious of the much-wanted transformations that solid ethnography could make in explaining the human sciences and philosophy. The individuals express a persevered dedication to ethnography as a profoundly radical highbrow recreation that is going to the very roots of inquiry into what it's to be human, and, to anthropology as a comparative undertaking that are meant to be significant to any try to comprehend who we are.

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