By T. M. S. (Terry) Evens
Anthropology as Ethics is anxious with rethinking anthropology through rethinking the character of fact. It develops the ontological implications of a defining thesis of the Manchester tuition: that each one social orders convey primarily conflicting underlying rules. Drawing particularly on Continental social idea, together with Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Dumont, Bourdieu and others, and on pre-modern assets equivalent to the Hebrew bible, the Nuer, the Dinka, and the Azande, the ebook mounts a thorough research of the ontology of self and different on the subject of dualism and nondualism. It demonstrates how the self-other dichotomy disguises basic ambiguity or nondualism, hence obscuring the primarily moral, dilemmatic, and sacrificial nature of all social lifestyles. It additionally proposes a cause except dualist, nihilist, and instrumental, one within which good judgment is noticeable as either inimical to and non-stop with price. 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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Anthropology as Ethics: Nondualism and the Conduct of Sacrifice by T. M. S. (Terry) Evens