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GONZALEZ MUNIZ, Eduardo. Cultural otherness in anthropology: An approach from the axiology of science. Alteridades [online]. 2007, vol.17, n.34, pp. 107-116. ISSN 0188-7017.
The acknowledgment of scientific research as being an inherently social activity, which is in constant change and constrained by multiple conditions demands an analysis of the values that inevitably are involved in social sciences: values distinctively epistemic that rule scientific research procedures and non-epistemic values that emerge from the social and political environment of the research. The disposition of these values and their mutual influence has been termed as axiological dimensions. This article analyzes the axiological dimensions underlying the process of constitution of the cultural otherness as the object of research of classical anthropology.
Keywords : history of anthropology; scientific practice; objectivity; epistemic and non-epistemic values; cultural otherness.