Animism, fetishism, and objectivism as strategies for knowing (or not knowing) the world

@article{Hornborg2006AnimismFA,
  title={Animism, fetishism, and objectivism as strategies for knowing (or not knowing) the world},
  author={Alf Hornborg},
  journal={Ethnos},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={21 - 32}
}
  • Alf Hornborg
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Ethnos
  • Abstract Animistic or ‘relational’ ontologies encountered in non-Western (i.e. premodern) settings pose a challenge to Western (i.e. modern) knowledge production, as they violate fundamentalassumptions of Cartesian science. Naturalscientists who have tried seriously to incorporate subject-subject relations into their intellectual practice (e.g. Uexküll, Bateson) have inexorably been relegated to the margins. Surrounded by philosophers and sociologists of science (e.g. Latour) announcing the end… CONTINUE READING

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