Cultural Models, Consensus Analysis, and the Social Organization of Knowledge
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 Cognitive Science Society, Inc.
Topics in Cognitive Science
Volume 4, Issue 3, pages 362–371, July 2012
How to Cite
Gatewood, J. B. (2012), Cultural Models, Consensus Analysis, and the Social Organization of Knowledge. Topics in Cognitive Science, 4: 362–371. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-8765.2012.01197.x
- Issue published online: 11 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2012
- Received 18 June 2011; received in revised form 5 December 2011; accepted 17 December 2011
- Cognitive science;
- Cultural models;
- Cultural consensus analysis;
- Socially distributed knowledge
The introductory essay to this collection correctly observes that there are many “challenges for rapprochement” between anthropology and (the rest of) cognitive science. Still, the possibilities of fruitful interchanges provide some hope for the parties getting back together, at least on an intermittent basis. This response offers some views concerning the “incompatibility” of psychology and anthropology, reviews why cognitive anthropology drifted away from cognitive science, and notes two areas of contemporary interest within cognitive anthropology that may lead to a re-engagement.