Culture and Cognition
Since I am new to this blogging business I am trying it out by stating my most fundamental position about culture and cognition which explains my suspicion of much of the work done in this field. Culture and cognition are always inseparably combined. The processes of cognition and history, though analytically different, do not have a seperate existence which can be recovered by ANY method whether developped in psychology or anthropology. The idea that one can obtain data that bypasses "culture" and gets to "nature" is futile. That work has to be done through theoretical reflection.