Originally published in 1956, the well-known archaeologist here takes on the role of philosopher. The author argues that knowledge is a social phenomenon, and that our intellectual life is the product of social heritage: reality is the product of different opinions of various societies.
Table of Contents
1. The Prehistory of Knowledge 2. Knowing and Remembering 3. Patterns, Correspondence and Communication 4. Symbols and Their Meanings 5. Ideas as Meanings 6. Knowledge as a Social Construction 7. The Categories as Constructional Tools 8. Individual and Society 9. Truth and Truths 10. My Beliefs.
V. G. Childe