Until the 1980s, attempts were made to find a scientific paradigm that would organize knowledge about culture. Even those who recognized the existence of multiple paradigms aspired to establish one that would be the most satisfactory, or would have the greatest explanatory capacity. I do not think that this aspiration must be entirely abandoned, but epistemological relativism and postmodern thought, through different ways, have taken force away from that concern for uniqueness and the universality of knowledge.