Cultural Anthropology of Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz’s (1926- 2006) work defined the field of interpretive social science, and he is regarded as one of the most influential and widely cited American cultural anthropologists of the second half of the twentieth century.  He has championed interpretative approaches to the study of cultures. His central, and surprisingly bold, claim is that anthropology concerns the… Read More Cultural Anthropology of Clifford Geertz

The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein

Austrian-born philosopher. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) originally studied engineering. In 1912, he went to Cambridge and became a student of one of the founders of the analytic philosophy, Bertrand Russell (1872—1970). Wittgenstein served in the Austrian army during the First World War and subsequently gave up studying philosophy for ten years. In 1929 he became a… Read More The Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein