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Unformatted text preview: difference in your perception, subjectivity, or recollection of this event. This brings up a problem, how do you decide who to trust if both anthropologists believe in their own story, and they are both professional anthropologists? How do you figure out what criteria to use to asses whether or not a story is reliable? I thought about this for a while and the only thing I can really think of would be to look at these anthropologists track records. If an anthropologist is know to be truthful on a regular basis then maybe you would be inclined to give them the benefit of the doubt. On the other hand, if an anthropologist has been untruthful before in the past then you would be less likely to believe what they have to say. However, if you take in to account the Rashomon effect then both anthropologists could be telling the truth, yet they just simply experienced their surroundings in a different way for some reason or another....
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course ANTHRO anthro106 taught by Professor Harper during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).
- Spring '08