Multiplicity and Pluralism in Anthropological Construction/Synthesis
Posted on 25. May, 2009 by James Miller in Philosophical anthropology
|Title||Multiplicity and Pluralism in Anthropological Construction/Synthesis|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1988|
I start with voice, including that of the anthropologist, both as a personality symbol and an individual representation within a social plurality. Voice in these senses always reflects multiple viewpoints-perceptions or levels of information, for example-and their interrelations with multiple levels of language-private, colloquial, scientific, poetic-which, in their turn, interdepend with many alternative combinations of tropes and genres and with alternative subsets of scientific models and the rich possibilities of the anthropologist's and the native worldview. How does style in writing interdepend with artistic/scientific insight, vision, truthfulness? and with yet broader mathematical and metaphysical considerations that ultimately involve the workings of the mind itself? These sets of the imagination are synthesized and work cumulatively and synergistically in some anthropological and similarly polymathean construction and synthesis.