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Rattlebag, miscellany.

The anthropological imagination is fed by an range of artistic and intellectual sources; most of which are probably never acknowledged. Thi…

Started by Huon Wardle

39 Jan 20, 2014
Reply by Huon Wardle

Dilemma with approaching the field

Hi Y'all! I'm writing a piece that deals with some dilemmas of approaching certain fields and how the study can be done with certain probl…

Started by Jah Paz

5 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by John McCreery

Speaking of Kant...

Kant maintained that perception of causation/causality was "a habit" (if I have that translation right).  Contrarily, such notables as Spin…

Started by Larry Stout

7 Dec 13, 2012
Reply by Huon Wardle

Considering Hegel

Recently I found myself browsing in Amartya Sen's The Argumentative Indian. I was struck by Sen's observation that the portrayal of India a…

Started by John McCreery

1 Nov 2, 2012
Reply by Keith Hart

Kant, Herder and anthropology.

This link is for further discussion of Thomas Sturm's working paper on Kant's Cosmopolitan view.

Started by Huon Wardle

6 Apr 10, 2012
Reply by Ronald Stade

Jakob Meloe and why it takes one (skilled person) to know one (other skilled person).

I am not a huge fan of the recent crop of phenomenological theories as they impinge on anthropology, but this elegantly written essay by Ja…

Started by Huon Wardle

15 Apr 1, 2011
Reply by John McCreery

Anthropology, Cosmopolitanism and Hierocles' Fragment.

  A short 'fragment' of writing by the obscure Stoic philosopher Hierocles has become very much current in the recent surge of writing on c…

Started by Huon Wardle

17 Mar 28, 2011
Reply by John McCreery

GDAT (Group for Debates in Anthropological Theory)

I just found this rich discussion thread and very much enjoyed reading the various posts. I just wanted to let you all know that the Group…

Started by Soumhya Venkatesan

1 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Huon Wardle

Comparative ontologies and cosmologies

HORATIO O day and night, but this is wondrous strange! HAMLET And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. There are more things in heaven…

Started by Huon Wardle

65 Aug 13, 2010
Reply by Soumhya Venkatesan


Working with this hypothesis of basically two levels of cognition, namely "categorical polarity" and "analytics" could explain difficulties…

Started by Nold Egenter

15 Sep 24, 2009
Reply by Huon Wardle



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