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Truth and sight: generalizing without universalizing

Bloch, Maurice (2008) Truth and sight: generalizing without universalizing. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 14 (s1). s22-s32. ISSN 1467-9655

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Abstract

This paper examines the link between truth and sight, and the implications of this link for our understandings of the concept of evidence. I propose to give an example of precisely how we might attempt to generalize about a phenomenon such as the recurrence of the association between truth and sight without ignoring important anti-universalist points. In doing this, I hope to give one example of how anthropology, in the original sense of the term, is a still possible enterprise, in spite of the criticisms such an approach has had to face in the last thirty years.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1359-0987
Additional Information: © 2008 Royal Anthropological Institute
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2010 09:55
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/27112/

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