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Culture and Inference - a book by Hutchins, Edwin

Culture and Inference

A Trobriand Case Study

Culture and Inference( )
Author: Hutchins, Edwin
Series title:Cognitive Science Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $65.00
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This book takes a major step in psychological anthropology by applying new analytic tools from cognitive science to one of the oldest and most vexing anthropological problems: the nature of "primitive" thought.

For a decade or more there has been broad agreement within anthropology that culture might be usefully viewed as a system of tacit rules that constrain the meaningful interpretation of events and serve as a guide to action. However, no one has made a serious attempt to...
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