Anthropology as Ethics: Nondualism and the Conduct of by T. M. S. (Terry) Evens

By T. M. S. (Terry) Evens

Anthropology as Ethics is worried with rethinking anthropology via rethinking the character of fact. It develops the ontological implications of a defining thesis of the Manchester tuition: that every one social orders convey essentially conflicting underlying rules. Drawing in particular on Continental social concept, together with Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Dumont, Bourdieu and others, and on pre-modern resources reminiscent of the Hebrew bible, the Nuer, the Dinka, and the Azande, the e-book mounts a thorough research of the ontology of self and different in terms of 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 lifestyles. It additionally proposes a cause except dualist, nihilist, and instrumental, one during which common sense is obvious as either inimical to and non-stop with price. with out embracing absolutism, the publication makes ambiguity and paradox the root of a moral reaction to the pervasive anti-foundationalism of a lot postmodern thought.

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