Re: your mail

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Tue, 24 Oct 1995 13:00:13 -0400

The traditional four fields of anthropology encompass both the sciences
and humanities. In my own teaching and research Ihave found them to be
interdependent. Why the split? Ruby Rohrlich

On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, William T. Vickers wrote:

> From: VICKERSW "William T. Vickers" 23-OCT-1995 13:27:19.46
> To: SMTP%"s950071@HPG50A.CSC.CUHK.HK"
> Subj: RE: just ask a question
> Dear Joe:
> Both of the approaches you describe are still with us and will be for a long
> time. Some anthropologists believe that anthropology can and should be a
> science (e.g., evolutionary ecologists), while others think it is one of
> the humanities (e.g., post-modernists). People adopt whichever attitude
> that suits them, and then debate endlessly over the "superiority" of their
> chosen approach. All of this forces us to rethink our ideas and and strive
> to make them better. Ultimately, this should lead to better explanations
> and theories.
> Best, Bill Vickers
> Florida International University
> Miami, Florida