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The Resource Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch

Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch

Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge
Title
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Bloch
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this provocative new study one of the world's most distinguished anthropologists proposes that an understanding of cognitive science enriches, rather than threatens, the work of social scientists. Maurice Bloch argues for a naturalist approach to social and cultural anthropology, introducing developments in cognitive sciences such as psychology and neurology and exploring the relevance of these developments for central anthropological concerns: the person or the self, cosmology, kinship, memory and globalisation. Opening with an exploration of the history of anthropology, Bloch shows why and how naturalist approaches were abandoned and argues that these once valid reasons are no longer relevant. Bloch then shows how such subjects as the self, memory and the conceptualisation of time benefit from being simultaneously approached with the tools of social and cognitive science. Anthropology and the Cognitive Challenge will stimulate fresh debate among scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
153
Index
index present
LC call number
GN502
LC item number
.B538 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New departures in anthropology
Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Why social scientists should not avoid cognitive issues; 2. Innateness and social scientists' fears; 3. How anthropology abandoned a naturalist epistemology; 4. The nature/culture wars; 5. Time and the anthropologists; 6. Reconciling social science and cognitive science notions of the 'self'; 7. What goes without saying; 8. Memory
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521803557
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn779264845
  • (OCoLC)ocn811868380
Label
Anthropology and the cognitive challenge, Maurice Bloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Why social scientists should not avoid cognitive issues; 2. Innateness and social scientists' fears; 3. How anthropology abandoned a naturalist epistemology; 4. The nature/culture wars; 5. Time and the anthropologists; 6. Reconciling social science and cognitive science notions of the 'self'; 7. What goes without saying; 8. Memory
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780521803557
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012008279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn779264845
  • (OCoLC)ocn811868380

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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