SOME BASIC CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

SOME BASIC CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY - SOME BASIC...

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SOME BASIC CONCEPTS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY modernism - progress advances through practical reasoning, experimentation, and innovations, instead of simply following established authority, conventions, and traditions without any questioning associated with the Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution mainly from the 18th century onward in the West. essentialism - the search for the ultimate essence of some phenomenon; that is, the definitive characteristics of something or its inherent quality, rather than its manifold meanings and/or historical and cultural contexts. empiricism - the philosophical position that all knowledge derives from sensory experience; that is, from direct observation of physical phenomena and corresponding introspection instead of from prior reasoning alone (rationalism). objectivism - the world's inherent qualities determine the observer's experience and can be accurately perceived. positivism - only the methods of science can produce genuine knowledge that is valid and reliable.
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2011 for the course ANTH 444 taught by Professor Sponsel during the Spring '11 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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