anthropology, definition of

The project of anthropology is to understand objective empirical phenomena which are the consequences of the fusions of highly subjective experiences. For a preliminary sorting of these phenomena the congeries society and culture have been invented.

It took me ten years, but now here it is (above) … the definition of anthropology ;)

  • Chris Saturday, 8th September 2012 at 13:18

    sounds way cool ;)

    • zephyrin_xirdal Saturday, 8th September 2012 at 13:34

      Thank you very much—I thought so, too :)

  • moreZ Saturday, 6th October 2012 at 20:24

    well.. today I could not remember this cool definition, when I had to explain to somebody what exactly it is I studied (after some beers). Still I tried not to use the term “culture” or “cultural” in the fist place but to describe it more as a tool (the term istself) than a just subject of anthropology. This ,as far as i got it, you managed here in a well let’s say way cool way ;P

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 8th October 2012 at 23:39

      Thank you for the flowers :) But honestly, I don’t think that my ‘definition’ of anthropology is digestible for normal people, meaning people outside of anthropology, sociology, and the like. I think when talking to real people it’s not only ok, but makes absolute sense, to use the concepts culture and society. It’s only the anthropologists’ warped pseudo-philosophical stance, tainted by postmodern, postcolonial, and other postfashions, which makes it necessary to talk around until you yourself no more know where you are … without the help of any beer whatsoever.