Science, ethnoscience, and ethnocentrism

Philosophy of Science 49 (2):236-250 (1982)
The conventionalist epistemology of cultural anthropology can be seen to be embedded in the methods of 'cognitive anthropology', the study of folk conceptual systems. These methods result in indiscriminately depicting all folk systems as conventional, whether or not the systems are intended by the native to represent objective features of the world. Hypothetical and actual ethnographic situations are discussed. It is concluded that the anthropologist's projection of his/her own epistemology onto a native system is ethnocentric. This epistemological prejudice may be peculiar to the cognitive sciences
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1086/289052
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,807
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
The Epistemological Status of a Naturalized Epistemology.Ron Amundson - 1983 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 26 (3):333 – 344.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index

Total downloads
18 ( #300,767 of 2,214,511 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #239,296 of 2,214,511 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature