Re: [xmca] Clifford Geertz

From: Ed Wall (
Date: Sun Nov 19 2006 - 12:26:21 PST

I just listened. Fascinating. As far as the respectful goes, I tend
to think that something like that first involves reading carefully
the scholar taken up. I was not particularly convinced that this was
the case.

However, what made it fascinating were such statements as "science is
cognitively impartial" and Descartes with his impartial and
evaluative view from the outside was, in contradistinction to Geertz,
"on the right track."

Ed Wall

>I haven't yet listened to this, but thought others might be interested.
>Interpreting culture
>The distinguished American anthropologist Clifford Geertz died last
>month. This week, we take a respectful but sceptical look at his
>work, its origins in philosophy and its consequences for
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