Trivial but neglected points

If there is one message writ large within the annals of anthropology, it is to beware the solid truths of one’s own culture.  If we contrast our views with those of others, we find that what we take to be "reliable knowledge" is more properly considered a form of folklore.

That is from Kenneth J. Gergen’s often quite interesting The Saturated Self: Dilemmas of Identity in Contemporary Life.


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