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A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

  • Author: Didier Fassin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118959507
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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Moral Anthropology

Moral Anthropology

A Critical Reader

  • Author: Didier Fassin,Samuel Lézé
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415627269
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 386
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This Reader is the first anthology to cover the growing field of moral anthropology and will be an essential resource for students and scholars interested in exploring the important issues involved. Morality and ethics are increasingly invoked in the most diverse domains, from politics to economics, from war to sexuality, from international justice to biological research. To interpret this phenomenon from a critical standpoint, anthropology offers unique perspectives. This volume includes classical as well as recent material and sheds light on continuing debates about relativism and universalism, values and emotions, moral duty and ethical freedom, human rights and humanitarianism, the responsibility of the researcher and the regulation of research. The carefully chosen texts are contextualised with lucid editorial material, including a substantial introduction.

The Physical and the Moral

The Physical and the Moral

Anthropology, Physiology, and Philosophical Medicine in France, 1750-1850

  • Author: Elizabeth A. Williams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521524629
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 304
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This book explores the tradition of the "science of man" in French medicine of the era 1750-1850, focusing on controversies about the nature of the "physical-moral" relation and their effects on the role of medicine in French society. Its chief purpose is to recover the history of a holistic tradition in French medicine that has been neglected, because it lay outside the mainstream themes of modern medicine, which include experimental, reductionist, and localistic conceptions of health and disease. Professor Williams also challenges existing historiography, which holds that the "anthropological" approach to medicine was a short-term by-product of the leftist politics of the French Revolution. This work argues instead that the medical science of man long outlived the revolution, that it spanned traditional ideological divisions, and that it reflected the shared aim of French physicians, whatever their politics, to claim broad cultural authority in French society.

Moral Anthropology

Moral Anthropology

A Critique

  • Author: Bruce Kapferer,Marina Gold
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1785338692
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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A development in anthropological theory, characterized as the 'moral turn', is gaining popularity and should be carefully considered. In examining the context, arguments, and discourse that surrounds this trend, this volume reconceptualizes the discipline of anthropology in a radical way. Contributions from anthropologists from around the world from different theoretical traditions and with expertise in a multiplicity of ethnographic areas makes this collection a provocative contribution to larger discussions not only in anthropology but the social sciences more broadly.

Paul Ricoeur's Moral Anthropology

Paul Ricoeur's Moral Anthropology

Singularity, Responsibility, and Justice

  • Author: Geoffrey Dierckxsens
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498545211
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 276
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This book examines Paul Ricœur’s moral anthropology. It shows that his hermeneutical approach to responsibility and justice, focusing on the analysis of the singularity of lived existence, complements recent developments in moral philosophy that tend toward moral relativism and understand responsibility and justice in naturalistic terms.

Freedom and Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy

Freedom and Anthropology in Kant's Moral Philosophy

  • Author: Patrick R. Frierson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521824002
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 211
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A comprehensive 2003 account of Kant's theory of freedom and his moral anthropology.

Engaging Evil

Engaging Evil

A Moral Anthropology

  • Author: William C. Olsen,Thomas J. Csordas
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781789202137
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 322
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Anthropologists have expressed wariness about the concept of evil even in discussions of morality and ethics, in part because the concept carries its own cultural baggage and theological implications in Euro-American societies. Addressing the problem of evil as a distinctly human phenomenon and a category of ethnographic analysis, this volume shows the usefulness of engaging evil as a descriptor of empirical reality where concepts such as violence, criminality, and hatred fall short of capturing the darkest side of human existence.

Kant's Conception of Moral Character

Kant's Conception of Moral Character

The "Critical" Link of Morality, Anthropology, and Reflective Judgment

  • Author: G. Felicitas Munzel
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226551333
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 377
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Currently fashionable among critics of enlightenment thought is the charge that Kant's ethics fails to provide an adequate account of character and its formation in moral and political life. G. Felicitas Munzel challenges this reading of Kant's thought, claiming not only that Kant has a very rich notion of moral character, but also that it is a conception of systematic importance for his thought, linking the formal moral with the critical, aesthetic, anthropological, and biological aspects of his philosophy. The first book to focus on character formation in Kant's moral philosophy, it builds on important recent work on Kant's aesthetics and anthropology, and brings these to bear on moral issues. Munzel traces Kant's multifaceted definition of character through the broad range of his writings, and then explores the structure of character, its actual exercise in the world, and its cultivation. An outstanding work of original textual analysis and interpretation, Kant's Conception of Moral Character is a major contribution to Kant studies and moral philosophy in general.

Morality

Morality

An Anthropological Perspective

  • Author: Jarrett Zigon
  • Publisher: Berg Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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Morality: An Anthropological Perspective provides the first account of anthropological approaches to the question of morality. By considering how morality is viewed and enacted in different cultures, and how it is related to key social institutions such as religion, law, gender, sexuality and medical practice, Morality takes a closer look at some of the most central questions of the morality debates of our time. The book is accessibly written and combines theory with practical case studies for student use. Drawing on anthropological, philosophical and general social scientific literature, the book will be useful for both undergraduate students and researchers.

Kant's Human Being

Kant's Human Being

Essays on His Theory of Human Nature

  • Author: Robert B. Louden
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019991110X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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In Kant's Human Being, Robert B. Louden continues and deepens avenues of research first initiated in his highly acclaimed book, Kant's Impure Ethics. Drawing on a wide variety of both published and unpublished works spanning all periods of Kant's extensive writing career, Louden here focuses on Kant's under-appreciated empirical work on human nature, with particular attention to the connections between this body of work and his much-discussed ethical theory. Kant repeatedly claimed that the question, "What is the human being" is philosophy's most fundamental question, one that encompasses all others. Louden analyzes and evaluates Kant's own answer to his question, showing how it differs from other accounts of human nature. This collection of twelve essays is divided into three parts. In Part One (Human Virtues), Louden explores the nature and role of virtue in Kant's ethical theory, showing how the conception of human nature behind Kant's virtue theory results in a virtue ethics that is decidedly different from more familiar Aristotelian virtue ethics programs. In Part Two (Ethics and Anthropology), he uncovers the dominant moral message in Kant's anthropological investigations, drawing new connections between Kant's work on human nature and his ethics. Finally, in Part Three (Extensions of Anthropology), Louden explores specific aspects of Kant's theory of human nature developed outside of his anthropology lectures, in his works on religion, geography, education ,and aesthetics, and shows how these writings substantially amplify his account of human beings. Kant's Human Being offers a detailed and multifaceted investigation of the question that Kant held to be the most important of all, and will be of interest not only to philosophers but also to all who are concerned with the study of human nature.