Richard Shweder

American anthropologist

Richard A. Shweder (born February 17 1945) is an American cultural anthropologist and a significant figure in cultural psychology.

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  • The genius of culture is to create an ontological system so compelling that what is inside and outside of a person are viewed as of a piece, no seams and patches noticeable.
    • "Cultural Psychology — What Is It?", Cultural Psychology (1990)
  • The knowable world is incomplete if seen from any one point of view, incoherent if seen from all points of view at once, and empty if seen from nowhere in particular.
    • Why do Men Barbecue? (2003).

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