Anthropology in the Cognitive Sciences: The Value of Diversity

Topics in Cognitive Science 4 (3):429-436 (2012)
Beller, Bender, and Medin (this issue) offer a provocative proposal outlining several reasons why anthropology and the rest of cognitive science might consider parting ways. Among those reasons, they suggest that separation might maintain the diversity needed to address larger problems facing humanity, and that the research strategies used across the disciplines are already so diverse as to be incommensurate. The present paper challenges the view that research strategies are incommensurate and offers a multimethod approach to cultural research that can help to establish common ground while maintaining diversity
Keywords Folk biology  Environmental decision making  Diversity  Culture  Culture acquisition  Cognitive science  Research methods  Anthropology
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DOI 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2012.01193.x
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