Re: Analogies?

Nancy Bowles (nrb6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 21 Apr 1994 00:24:51 -0400


You are comparing the study of culture to the study of electricity!
Wait no, you were just pointing out that analogy is arcane, that we don't
do it anymore. Then you say that just recently we left the analogy of
culture as a biological organism? Are you talking about Spencer? Well,
that was a long time ago. Analogy does not simply mean comparing one
thing with another. It refers to our own understanding of ourselves and
our implicit projections of that self on others (here the past).
---- nancy bowles----