Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Lecture mit Philippe Descola

10.11.2015 | 18:00 c.t.
Philippe Descola

Philippe Descola

Philippe Descola  
(Collège de France / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

Vortrag im Kontext des Thematischen Netzwerks Principles of Cultural Dynamics

Comparatism as an Exercise in Symmetrisation

Anthropological comparison is not based upon inductive generalisations stemming out of ethnographic particulars; it is anchored in deductive generalisation, that is, in the detection within a number of ethnographic cases of features that can be arranged according to meaningful patterns. Comparing in that sense can only be legitimate if it strives for symmetry, if it endeavours to render comparable on an equal footing the cultural features of the observer and those of the observed. There are different ways to accomplish this, each with deep philosophical implications.

   In Zusammenarbeit mit:

Zeit & Ort

10.11.2015 | 18:00 c.t.

Freie Universität Berlin, "Rostlaube", Seminarzentrum, Raum L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin