Final study Guide - IAH 207 Finals Study Guide Terms: A....

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IAH 207 Finals Study Guide Terms: A. Synthetic vs. Stratigraphic Humans and mankind come together forming culture so there is no way to separate it. 1. Stratigraphic: Humans are separate from culture. a. Geertz Criticism I. No empirical universals that have substantive content II. He must identify the mechanism by which we become what we are in specificity 2. Synthetic: Humans interwoven in culture (imposible). a. Geertz I. Human Beings are cultured II. He must identify the mechanism by which we become what we are in specificity Empirical: Through experience Epistemological: Knowledge Ethical: Morals Universalism: everything together Relativism: Any theory holding that criteria of judgment are relative, varying with individuals and their environments. A. Universalism 1. Empirical- 2. Epistemological- Doctors in the spirit catches you and you fall 3. Ethical- Hmong ways from spirit catches you and you fall B. Relativism 1. Empirical- 2. Epistemological- US doctors 3. Ethical- Hmong ways
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Human Rights: Fundamental rights, esp. those believed to belong to an individual and in whose exercise a government may not interfere, as the rights to speak, associate, work, etc. Culture: An individual’s values, attitudes, beliefs, notions, and ways of feeling which together form mechanisms and is constantly changing. Developed by ways on which people are exposed to. Globalization: Process involving accelerating connectivity of cultures through rapid social change across a number of dimensions such as world, economy, politics. Subjectivity: The state or quality of being subjective; subjectiveness (separate thoughts of one differing from outside world) Gross Domestic Product: The gross national product excluding the value of net income earned abroad Export: To send products out to other countries Import: To bring products in from other countries Power: Thinking: 1. Deals with concepts by identifying the concepts at work 2. Challenges ones views 3. Understanding reasoning a. Steps 1. Identify concepts 2. History of concepts 3. Implications of concepts 4. Possibilities for resistance/change Freedom: Truth: A statement is true if and only if its meaning corresponds to the way the world is…(was or will be). 1. All beliefs are true (for person who believes them) 2. Beliefs are true relative to assumption a. Correspondence b. Coherence
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c. Pragmatic- opinion Democracy: Government by the people Ideas: Stratigraphic and synthetic conceptions of the human being A. Purpose of conceptions 1. Stratigraphic a. (Geertz): relations between biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors in human life. In this conception, man is a composite of "levels," each superimposed upon those beneath it and underpinning those above it. Once culture, psyche, society, and organism have been converted into separate scientific levels, complete and autonomous in themselves, it is very hard to bring them back together again. 2. Synthetic
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course FI 320 taught by Professor Wiggins during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Final study Guide - IAH 207 Finals Study Guide Terms: A....

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