Mittwoch, 26. Mrz 2014, 18:30 - 20:00 iCal

Wednesday Seminar - Rik Pinxten


HS-C, Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie (NIG)
Universitätsstraße 7, 4. Stock, 1010 Wien


In anthropology worldview studies have long been linked to a mentalist approach to culture, especially from Boas till Lévi-Strauss, with sophisticated analyses in so-called cognitive anthropology. A modest materialistic view emerged as a critique, with its most powerful elaboration in cross-cultural. Thirdly, an evolutionary view on man-environment emerged, speaking of ‘sphere’ instead. Applications can be found today in such technical subdisciplines as ethnomathematics.

Finally, with the virtual disappearance of worldview studies in anthropology , the concept is found in philosophy of science and in religious studies.

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