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Anthropology - Bowman 10/09/2007 09:55:00 Taking Sides: Issue 1 What are the characteristics and methods of science? Can Humans be understood using science? Clifford Geertz o Interpretive theory of culture o Sciences have to do with interpretation, not explanation You see something and you describe it Robert L. Carneiro o Scientist Questions What is a “thick description”? Is culture subjective or objective?  What do video games mean to you? Can anthropologists ever truly understand the significances of actions in other  societies? How can we know if our interpretations are correct? Should we be looking for human behavioral laws? (ethnology) o Can they be defined like the laws of physics? o Examples? Does free will really exist? o Totally free? Or within the cultural context? o
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ANTH 105 taught by Professor 504 during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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