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Critique of Archaeological Reason : Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated

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"The inquiry into the nature of archaeology and its theoretical presuppositions leads to unexpected results. The question about its nature is a question about distinctiveness: what is unique about the discipline that sets it apart from the others? The question about theoretical presuppositions relates to the conditions that make this distinctiveness possible: what is the frame of reference within which such uniqueness can best be understood? Unexpected results emerge when one sees archaeological reason emerge as an independent dimension of human reason and become a mode of thought. As such, it affects the way in which we view reality, so that the theoretical presuppositions loom even larger, and require a correspondingly fuller elaboration"--
Number of Pages: 392
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Giorgio Buccellati
Language: English
Street Date: April 24, 2017
TCIN: 52737904
UPC: 9781107046535
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-2319
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