Thinking from Things
Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology
By (author) Alison Wylie
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Thinking from Things by Alison Wylie
Book DescriptionIn this long-awaited compendium of new and newly revised essays, Alison Wylie explores how archaeologists know what they know. Examining the history and methodology of Anglo-American archaeology, Wylie puts the tumultuous debates of the last thirty years in historical and philosophical perspective.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520223615
(254mm x 178mm x 22mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alison Wylie
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It has long been thought that science is our best hope for realizing objective knowledge, but that, to deliver on this promise, it must be value free. This volume investigates where and how values are involved in science, and examines the implications of this involvement for ideals of objectivity.
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Author Biography - Alison Wylie
Alison Wylie is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University. She is the coeditor of Critical Traditions in Contemporary Archaeology: Essays in the History, Philosophy, and Socio-Politics of Archaeology (1989; 1995), Ethics in American Archaeology (2000), and Equity Issues for Women in Archaeology (1994).
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