The Psychic Unity of Mankind: The Origins of Anthropology, the Anti-Slavery Movement, Cultural Relativism and Man's 'Unique' Nature
217 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2011 Last revised: 21 Oct 2015
Date Written: June 6, 2011
The origins of Anthropology are varied and, in much of the literature of the behavioral sciences, these origins are confused with colonialism. The evolution of the societies of man in Europe in the centuries after European contact with the Americas and the development of the anti-slavery movement can be seen as the foundations on which anthropology as a science and a scholarly discipline arose. The aims and interests of Anthropology as an applied science can best be under in this context.
Keywords: anthropology, psychic unity of mankind, cultural relativism
JEL Classification: B30, I20, O20, Z00
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