A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

"Zeno's arguments, in some form, have afforded grounds for almost all theories of space and time and infinity which have been constructed from his time to our own." Recalled via Boyer, Carl B. The History of the Calculus and its Conceptual Development. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. Previously published under the title, The Concepts of … Continue reading A Quote to Find the Rabbit Hole

Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

The radical cultural relativism popular in contemporary anthropological thought presupposes that cultures are incommensurable* with one another.  On one level, this is true, on a higher level, it is a truism–they are still both ‘cultures.’  Cultures, as considered here, is a fundamental psychological mechanism that is included in the homo sapiens adaptive package.   This … Continue reading Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day

Certainly a dog has more self-awareness than do insects.(?) A dog displays a sense of self during interactions with a dog pack.  A hierarchy exists within a pack and every member knows its position.  For this to occur, the dog must have an awareness of things existing outside and independent of itself. The dog must also conceptualize … Continue reading The Big Ideas: Self Consciousness and Day-to-Day