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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