Logic, Knowledge Systems and World Views

The way of logic – 02 December 1995 – New Scientist

FOR almost two centuries, anthropologists have been studying how non-European cultures understand the world around them. Now philosophers of science are getting in on the act. Armed with intellectual tools and methods that have traditionally been applied to Western science and its understanding of the world, they are turning to the “knowledge systems” of other cultures. Leading the way is Helen Verran, an Australian philosopher of science at the University of Melbourne, who for the past decade has studied the knowledge system of the Yolgnu people of northern Australia.

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About Peter Ellerton

Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and Lecturer in Critical Thinking.

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