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Explaining Culture

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This work provides new ways of bridging the social and cognitive sciences. Suppose, it suggests, a net is cast that lets through anything but mental things, and environmental things that have mental things, both among their causes and their effects. Will peole still catch all the subject matter of the social sciences? Sperber argues that people will, and that explanations ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published November 6th 1996 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published 1996)
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Maurizio Codogno
Il titolo italiano di questo libro, oramai fuori catalogo, è indubbiamente molto più evocativo dell'originale inglese "Explaining Culture" (che a sua volta mi pare un po' esagerato); peccato che le belle promesse non vengano poi rispettate dalla pratica.
Il guaio di base del libro non è tanto la sua relativa obsolescenza (mi sa che questi quindici anni abbiano portato molte nuove idee) quanto la sua disomogeneità: è infatti una collezione di brevi saggi che Sperber ha preparato per varie occasion
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Dan Sperber is a French social and cognitive scientist. His most influential work has been in the fields of cognitive anthropology and linguistic pragmatics: developing, with British psychologist Deirdre Wilson, relevance theory in the latter; and an approach to cultural evolution known as the 'epidemiology of representations' in the former. Sperber currently holds the positions of Directeur de Re ...more
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