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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 college: that each one social orders convey primarily conflicting underlying ideas. Drawing particularly on Continental social proposal, together with Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Dumont, Bourdieu and others, and on pre-modern assets similar to the Hebrew bible, the Nuer, the Dinka, and the Azande, the booklet mounts an intensive learn of the ontology of self and different relating to dualism and nondualism. It demonstrates how the self-other dichotomy disguises basic 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 common sense is visible as either inimical to and non-stop with price. with out embracing absolutism, the booklet makes ambiguity and paradox the root of a moral reaction to the pervasive anti-foundationalism of a lot postmodern thought.

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