In Our Own Image

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Topics covered: settling of Mesoamerica, agricultural origins, development of social complexity, rise of cities, emergence of large-scale states. The writings of the Scottish philosopher David Hume give a clear statement of the implications of empiricist epistemology for the study of man. Given the range of practices that can come under the heading of marriage, it is hard to find a definition that will fit... The ability to accept that another person's or culture's position with which one disagrees is nevertheless rational or intelligible lays the basis for discussion of differences.

Pages: 161

Publisher: African Books Collective (December 1990)

ISBN: 9991200231

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