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By T. M. S. (Terry) Evens

ISBN-10: 1845456297

ISBN-13: 9781845456290

Anthropology as Ethics is worried with rethinking anthropology by way of rethinking the character of truth. It develops the ontological implications of a defining thesis of the Manchester tuition: that every one social orders show essentially conflicting underlying rules. Drawing specifically on Continental social suggestion, together with Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Dumont, Bourdieu and others, and on pre-modern resources similar to the Hebrew bible, the Nuer, the Dinka, and the Azande, the booklet mounts a thorough learn of the ontology of self and different when it comes to dualism and nondualism. It demonstrates how the self-other dichotomy disguises primary ambiguity or nondualism, therefore obscuring the basically moral, dilemmatic, and sacrificial nature of all social existence. It additionally proposes a cause except dualist, nihilist, and instrumental, one within which good judgment is obvious as either inimical to and non-stop with worth. with no embracing absolutism, the ebook makes ambiguity and paradox the root of a moral reaction to the pervasive anti-foundationalism of a lot postmodern thought.

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