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Anthropological Reflections on Philosophical Topics
Clifford Geertz

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
I. Passage and Accident: A Life of Learning 3
Overture 3
The Bubble 3
Changing the Subject 11
Waiting Time 19
II. Thinking as a Moral Act: Ethical Dimensions of Anthropological Fieldwork in the New States 21
III. Anti Anti-Relativism 42
IV. The Uses of Diversity 68
V. The State of the Art 89
Waddling In 89
Culture War 97
Deep Hanging Out 107
History and Anthropology 118
"Local Knowledge" and Its Limits 133
VI. The Strange Estrangement: Charles Taylor and the Natural Sciences 143
VII. The Legacy of Thomas Kuhn: The Right Text at the Right Time 160
VIII. The Pinch of Destiny: Religion as Experience, Meaning, Identity, Power 167
IX. Imbalancing Act: Jerome Bruner's Cultural Psychology 187
X. Culture, Mind, Brain / Brain, Mind, Culture 203
XI.The World in Pieces: Culture and Politics at the End of the Century 218
The World in Pieces 218
What Is a Country if It Is Not a Nation? 231
What Is a Culture if It Is Not a Consensus? 240
Index 205

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