Comments - Remark on History of Anthropology and Mathematics - Open Anthropology Cooperative2020-05-30T05:31:32Zhttp://openanthcoop.ning.com/profiles/comment/feed?attachedTo=3404290%3ABlogPost%3A182880&xn_auth=noThank You.
Bronislav Malinows…tag:openanthcoop.ning.com,2013-03-18:3404290:Comment:1844912013-03-18T10:42:30.199ZMichael Alexeevich Popovhttp://openanthcoop.ning.com/profile/MichaelAlexeevichPopov
<p>Thank You.</p>
<p>Bronislav Malinowski's PhD "On Principle of Economy of Thought " was connected with Mach's mathematical physics and he used his knowledge of calculus for applications in social anthropology ( culture as integral function, for example ). As a founder of social anthropology ( as social science ) he understood that real applications of mathematics is not simple re-writing of well-known patterns. In particularly, reality contains equations having complex roots ,probabilities…</p>
<p>Thank You.</p>
<p>Bronislav Malinowski's PhD "On Principle of Economy of Thought " was connected with Mach's mathematical physics and he used his knowledge of calculus for applications in social anthropology ( culture as integral function, for example ). As a founder of social anthropology ( as social science ) he understood that real applications of mathematics is not simple re-writing of well-known patterns. In particularly, reality contains equations having complex roots ,probabilities expressed by complex numbers etc. Andre Weil showed that some ethnographic problems could be solved by applications of elementary algebra as well as contemporary category mathematics. Thus, in order to represent <strong>holistic</strong> reality in anthropology we cannot avoid mathematics ( incl. number theory, zeta functions, complex analysis of social networks, simulations, some areas of mathematical physics, etc ). However,cross-cultural differences between culture of arts and culture of science are essential today. Malinowski and Levi-Strauss knew how to overcome it</p> Why are these mathematical? D…tag:openanthcoop.ning.com,2013-03-17:3404290:Comment:1843652013-03-17T04:15:09.480ZM Izabelhttp://openanthcoop.ning.com/profile/MIzabel73
<p>Why are these mathematical? Do you mean symbolic? </p>
<p><span>"freedom to ask questions, freedom of associations, and with exactness of definitions"</span></p>
<p><span>As far as mathematicalization of anthropology is concerned, besides statistics and econometrics, only these four seem applicable: mathematical logic, set theory, category theory, and computational theory. I wish I were a mathematician. I would definitely explore culture using foundations of mathematics. My logic is…</span></p>
<p>Why are these mathematical? Do you mean symbolic? </p>
<p><span>"freedom to ask questions, freedom of associations, and with exactness of definitions"</span></p>
<p><span>As far as mathematicalization of anthropology is concerned, besides statistics and econometrics, only these four seem applicable: mathematical logic, set theory, category theory, and computational theory. I wish I were a mathematician. I would definitely explore culture using foundations of mathematics. My logic is simple: if zero exists in reality as nothingness and infinity as limitlessness, mathematics to me seems a representation of reality using a different language. </span></p>
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<p></p> In kinship analysis finding t…tag:openanthcoop.ning.com,2013-03-08:3404290:Comment:1836522013-03-08T10:11:30.445ZAlice C. Linsleyhttp://openanthcoop.ning.com/profile/AliceCLinsley
<p>In kinship analysis finding the pattern is easier for people who think mathematically, I think. It took me over 20 years to identify the marriage and ascendancy pattern of the Horite ruler-priests. These brilliant men would have discovered it readily.</p>
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<p>Thanks for this thoughtful remark. Excellent! </p>
<p>In kinship analysis finding the pattern is easier for people who think mathematically, I think. It took me over 20 years to identify the marriage and ascendancy pattern of the Horite ruler-priests. These brilliant men would have discovered it readily.</p>
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<p>Thanks for this thoughtful remark. Excellent! </p>