This article is concerned to argue that the social sciences and notably social anthropology, must necessarily be concerned with the physical environment of the societies investigated (which includes the biological nature of its members), and not only with the social reality which is at the centre of their concern. This is argued with special reference to fields such as kinship and politics, and to social relationships such as paternity or feuding. The article is concerned to refute arguments put forward in (...) support of the logical autonomy of social studies, particularly in the sphere of kinship, in earlier articles by Barnes and Needham. (shrink)
Sociology of Faith Werner Stark: The Sociology of Knowledge. The International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London, 1958. 36s. net. 356 pp. Carnap Introduces Symbolic Logic Rudolph Carnap: Introduction to Symbolic Logic and its Applications, Dover Publication, New York 1958, $1.85, 241 pp.
The author discusses the "knowing how--Knowing that dichotomy" utilized by ryle in "concept of mind". In this article he attempts to show that intuitions do not exist. He critiques an article by toulmin on the subject and concludes that knowing how cannot be used to "solve discussions of validity," and is no substitute for "proof, Evidence or grounds." (staff).