4 fields once more

John Mcreery (jlm@TWICS.COM)
Sat, 15 Apr 1995 09:01:47 JST

Ruby writes,

" But since anthropology
consists of both soft and hard sciences, i.e., the four fields, it
seems to me that anthropology is an attempt to integrate the soft and
hard sciences; in fact, to demonstrate the connections among them, which
is what makes anthropology holistic."

Precisely. It may be simplistic....etc, but this sense of straddling science-
humanities gap and the license to travel back and forth across it are, to me,
fascinating. It is, in fact, what brought me into the field.

John McCreery