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In so far as

Posted by Benjamin yang on April 15, 2004

In Reply to: In so far as posted by Bookworm on April 15, 2004

thanks. I am now fully aware of this phrase.

: : I am a foreign English learner, and I cannot quite understanding the meaning of the following sentence,
: : especially the phrase in bracket, can any one help me, thanks.

: : Text:

: : Just as much as any other historian, an archaeologist studies and tries to reconstitute the process that has created the human world in which we live - and us ourselves (in so far as) we are each creatures of our age and social environment.

: Merriam-Webster Online:

: Main Entry: insofar as
: Function: conjunction
: : to the extent or degree that