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A Philosophical Perspective

126 Pages

Trade Paper, $25.00 (CA $34.00) (US $25.00)

Publication Date: December 2016

ISBN 9789044134483

Rights: US & CA

Garant Publishers (Dec 2016)

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This book attempts to grant a clear insight into the problem of culture. Thinking about culture, we are faced with the inevitable, and apparently insuperable, problem of how to study culture in the absence of a consensual definition of this notion. For several reasons, the anthropologists Claude L�©vi-Strauss and Clifford Geertz provide an ideal starting point for tackling this issue. Firstly, both graduated in philosophy before turning to anthropology. Secondly, the linguistic model-based approach they initiated is founded on the general belief that language is a feature which all men have in common. And thirdly, when taken together, the conclusions reached by L�©vi-Strauss and Geertz, which contradict one another, yield a clear view on the conceptual complexity of culture. [Subject: Sociology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies]��