Various areas of culture answer different human needs, but there is no way to stand outside of all human needs and observe that some of them (e.g., our need for predictions of what will happen in various circumstances, our need for simple and elegant ways of saving the phenomena) are gratified by detecting “objective sameness and difference in nature” whereas others are gratified by whomping up what Lewis calls “miscellaneous, gerrymandered, ill-demarcated” objects.

Antirepresentationalism, Ethnocentrism, and Liberalism