3294SV: SV: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Ancient Nationlism?
- Dec 31, 2006You are absolutely right. I simply made a mistake: the meaning is that you should not follow models "slavishly", because a model in the usual sense og a nomadic society, a chiefdom etc. will never cover the realities of this world, Such models are heuristic tools but not a Procrustes bed. I suppose that that clears up the meaning. As it stands it is nonsense.
Happy new year also to you
Niels Peter Lemche
Fra: ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:ANEemail@example.com] På vegne af Bea Hopkinson
Sendt: 1. januar 2007 07:04
Emne: Re: SV: SV: SV: [ANE-2] Ancient Nationlism?
My apologies for entering this discussion as a layman - but just as
of logic how can you follow definitions and models slavishly if they
overlap? That would obviate a 'restrictive model followed slavishly'
wouldn't it ?
>But the whole thing is a good example that you should follow definitionsYou also say elsewhere:
>and models slavishly, as everything overlaps
>One thing anthropology and sociology taught me was the indefinite variety ofhuman >
>behaviour, including institutions established by human beings. It provided alot of >
>choices I might never have seen without this knowledge.Given "the indefinite variety of human behaviour" would this not suggest
that restrictive models could NOT be followed slavishly?
Wishing you and yours the best for 2007,
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