Cultural Models, Consensus Analysis, and the Social Organization of Knowledge

Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (3):362-371 (2012)
The introductory essay to this collection correctly observes that there are many “challenges for rapprochement” between anthropology and (the rest of) cognitive science. Still, the possibilities of fruitful interchanges provide some hope for the parties getting back together, at least on an intermittent basis. This response offers some views concerning the “incompatibility” of psychology and anthropology, reviews why cognitive anthropology drifted away from cognitive science, and notes two areas of contemporary interest within cognitive anthropology that may lead to a re-engagement
Keywords Cultural consensus analysis  Cognitive science  Socially distributed knowledge  Anthropology  Cultural models
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