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Thinking from Things : Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology.

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Author/Creator:
Wylie, Alison.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Berkerley : University of California Press, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (359 pages)
Subjects:
Methodology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
In this long-awaited compendium of new and newly revised essays, Alison Wylie explores how archaeologists know what they know. Examining the history and methodology of Anglo-American archaeology, Wylie puts the tumultuous debates of the last thirty years in historical and philosophical perspective.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART ONE. INTRODUCTION: PHILOSOPHY FROM THE GROUND UP
PART TWO. HOW NEW IS THE NEW ARCHAEOLOGY, AND OTHER HISTORICAL ESSAYS
1. How New Is the New Archaeology?
2. The Typology Debate
3. The Conceptual Core of New Archaeology
4. Emergent Tensions in New Archaeology
5. Arguments for Scientific Realism
6. Between Philosophy and Archaeology
PART THREE. INTERPRETIVE DILEMMAS: CRISIS ARGUMENTS IN THE NEW ARCHAEOLOGY
7. The Interpretive Dilemma
8. Epistemological Issues Raised by Symbolic and Structuralist Archaeology
9. The Reaction against Analogy
10. Putting Shakertown Back Together: Critical Theory in Archaeology
11. Archaeological Cables and Tacking: Beyond Objectivism and Relativism
PART FOUR. ON BEING "EMPIRICAL" BUT NOT "NARROWLY EMPIRICIST"
12. "Heavily Decomposing Red Herrings": Middle Ground in the Anti-/Postprocessualism Wars
13. Bootstrapping in the Un-natural Sciences-Archaeology, for Example
14. The Constitution of Archaeological Evidence: Gender Politics and Science
15. Rethinking Unity as a "Working Hypothesis" for Philosophy of Science: How Archaeologists Exploit the Disunities of Science
16. Unification and Convergence in Archaeological Explanation
PART FIVE. ISSUES OF ACCOUNTABILITY
17. Ethical Dilemmas in Archaeological Practice: The (Trans)formation of Disciplinary Identity
Notes
References Cited
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Wylie, Alison Thinking from Things
ISBN:
9780520935402
9780520223615
OCLC:
475928858
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