Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sick Societies’….[1992] Revisted-Is Culture Adaptive? « Centurean2’s Weblog

Sick Societies’….[1992] Revisted-Is Culture Adaptive? « Centurean2’s Weblog

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William said...

"The rhetoric of cultural relativism stems classically from the work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), who asserted, with literary flair, the supposed unique sickness of the European civilization of his own day. Rousseau joined his denunciation of civic society with nostalgic speculation about a primitive utopia before the invention of prohibitions and institutions – la société commencée. There is a strong Rousseau strain the work of Franz Boas (1858-1942), usually credited with being the founder of modern anthropology, as such."

This is of course just some commentary of the age of enlightenment in which some of the cultural relativists theory emerged on the venue.


William