Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism: A Critical Assessment of Failed Solutions

Rationality and Cultural Interpretivism: A Critical Assessment of Failed Solutions

by Kei Yoshida

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739173992
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/06/2014
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kei Yoshida is project lecturer at the University of Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Rationality and Other Cultures: The Case of Peter Winch
Chapter 3: Problems with Charles Taylor’s Philosophy of the Human Sciences
Chapter 4: Defending Scientific Study of the Social: Against Clifford Geertz (and His Critics)
Chapter 5: Rationality Relativised or Degrees of Rationality: Marshall Sahlins versus Gananath Obeyesekere
Chapter 6: Psychoanalytic Anthropology Psychologized: The Case of Gananath Obeyesekere
Chapter 7: Why Cultural Interpretivism Fails: The Distinction between Nature and Convention, and the Unintended Consequences of Human Actions
Chapter 8: Conclusion

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