Richard Shweder

Richard A. Shweder is an anthropologist.


  • 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 Psyschology — What Is It?", Cultural Psychology (1990), ISBN 0521371546.
  • 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), ISBN 0674010574

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