Saturday, November 3, 2007

Appiah's "Golden Nugget" Theory

Kwame Anthony Appiah at Pop!Tech's Pop!Casts, discussing the "Golden Nugget" source of ideas about social politics.

Few mentions of Africa, apart from the brief discussion of Bantu languages and of Egyptian examples. But it provides an interesting context for thinking about Appiah's work in a broader frame.
The bit about philosophers and factual accuracy could work for some parts of cultural anthropology, though ethnography is much more empirical and fact-oriented than philosophy would be in such a model.

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