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10.8.2009 - Thursday October 8 2009 Experiencing your body...

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Thursday, October 8, 2009 Experiencing your body is not the same as seeing it. There are two ways of knowing something —knowledge that is scientific, can be proven; and knowledge through experiencing things. You experience your body. It relates to the trobrianders, because they don’t understand the male’s contribution. There is nothing in the experience itself that suggests that the male contributes anything. Even though the mother has born the child, that does not indicate that the mother has, in fact, contributed anything at all. It’s not a mistake when they can’t feel the limb, because they cannot experience the limb. Another Key point: What we saw with the nuer is that the right represents the good, the left the bad. What is the difference between right and left. They are poles of each other, yet they are perfectly symmetrical. Precisely because it is symmetrical, it leaves choice more open.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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10.8.2009 - Thursday October 8 2009 Experiencing your body...

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