With a wider understanding that culture is anything that can be shared, thought and learned, it is implicitly important to know its relations and participation in other sciences concerning the study of natural phenomena and societal issues.
ANTHROPOLOGY: A Science or an Ideology?
Anthropologists would argue that their discipline is more an ideology rather than a science. It is necessary therefore to be able to distinguish the very difference between the two. But this paper does not aim to concur nor counter-argue how anthropologists define themselves and the discipline where they belong, since I will be biased if I do so. This issue is highly debated up until today and to reconcile the two is the safest way I can so please bear with me as I go through this paper. Anthropology itself is the study of humankind. For Golub (2013) it is a “science” that studies the diversity of man. Conducts that are influenced by one’s own culture can happen in various ways and in different places. It is divided into four major subdisciplines namely: Physical (Forensic and Paleoanthropology), Archeology, Linguistic, Cultural and Social Anthropology. The latter was commonly subsumed within Cultural Anthropology. Thus, making the subdisciplines only four and I will only be dealing with Cultural Anthropology (Social Anthropology) as my course in this paper vis-á-vis Physics. Continue reading “Culture Relativism and Physics”