Anthropological Theory. Part I. Paradigm Change. Thomas Khun: Scientific thought is the result of a series of revolutions or “paradigm changes” A Paradigm: sums up the scientific views about what should be the object of research & how to go about solving scientific problems.
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Can’t Achieve Civilization
Capable of Advancement
Punishment for Falling from Perfection
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is that complex whole…”
“An attempt will be made to bring forward evidence of the rudeness of the early condition of mankind, of the gradual evolution of their mental & moral powers & of their protracted struggle while winning their way to civilization. The principle tribes of mankind can be classified, according to the degree of their relative PROGRESS, into conditions which can be recognized as distinct.
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“The history of human civilization does not appear as determined entirely by a uniform evolution the world over. Rather each group has its own UNIQUE HISTORY. It would be quite impossible to understand, on the basis of a single evolutionary scheme, what happened to any PARTICULAR PEOPLE”
interest in personality & how individuals thought, felt
cultural patterns of individual societies
to arrive at generalizations
a limited number of themes
– cultural configurations –
that dominate the thought &
behavior of its members
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