Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Book

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-08-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 900
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080466644

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Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Book Description :

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Tribal Epistemologies Book

Tribal Epistemologies


  • Author : Helmut Wautischer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429776205

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Tribal Epistemologies Book Description :

First published in 1998, this collection of ten essays transforms our understanding of both the role of philosophical anthropology in modern world philosophy and the origins of tribal knowledge in their relation to contemporary assessments of cognition and consciousness. Ethnographic data from geographically distant cultures - such as the Maori of New Zealand, the Fore of New Guinea, the Sea Nomads of the Andaman, the Cowlitz of North America, the Maya, Australian Aborigines, Siberian Shamans - are carefully crafted toward an empirical basis for discussing a variety of phenomena traditional labelled in Western thought as transcendent or metaphysical. This anthology is a valuable source of information relevant for any theories of knowledge and a solid challenge for reductionist models of consciousness. The essays enhance our recognition and appreciation of fundamental similarities as well as differences in world views and cultural perspectives related to knowledge claims. This anthology illustrates unplumbed depths of human consciousness, reveals experiential understandings beyond linguistic thought, and stands aside from the view that behaviour and intelligence can be understood by deterministic principles. This volume of essays should be read with stereoscopic vision: one lens focusing on the rich ethnographic material of folk societies, the other focusing on the wider awareness of how we come to know what we know. It features specialists in philosophy, ethnology and comparative sociology, comparative religion, cross-cultural psychology, physical anthropology, environmental and marine scientists, Indian affairs, anthropology, comparative literature, shamanism and theoretical biology. These contributors explore issues including individuality in relational cultures, Maori epistemology, shamanistic knowledge and cosmology and images of conduct, character and personhood in the Native American tradition.

Philosophy and Anthropology Book

Philosophy and Anthropology


  • Author : Ananta Kumar Giri
  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783083558

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Philosophy and Anthropology Book Description :

Philosophy and anthropology have many, but largely unexplored, links and interrelationships. Historically, they have informed each other in subtle ways. This volume of original essays explores and enhances this relationship through anthropological engagement with philosophy and vice versa, the nature, sources and history of philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and the practical, methodological and theoretical implications of a dialogue between the two subjects. ‘Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations’ seeks to enrich both the humanities and the social sciences through its informative and stimulating essays.

Social Sciences Book

Social Sciences


  • Author : Yogendra Singh
  • Publisher : Pearson Education India
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Communication
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 8131718832

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Social Sciences Book Description :

Contributed articles.

Philosophical Anthropology Book

Philosophical Anthropology


  • Author : Paul Ricoeur
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-12-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 :

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Philosophical Anthropology Book Description :

How do human beings become human? This question lies behind the so-called ï¿1⁄2human sciences.ï¿1⁄2 But these disciplines are scattered among many different departments and hold up a cracked mirror to humankind. This is why, in the view of Paul Ricoeur, we need to develop a philosophical anthropology, one that has a much older history but still offers many untapped resources. This appeal to a specifically philosophical approach to questions regarding what it was to be human did not stop Ricoeur from entering into dialogue with other disciplines and approaches, such as psychoanalysis, history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and the philosophy of language, in order to offer an up-to-date reflection on what he saw as the fundamental issues. For there is clearly not a simple, single answer to the question ï¿1⁄2what is it to be human?ï¿1⁄2 Ricoeur therefore takes up the complexity of this question in terms of the tensions he sees between the ï¿1⁄2voluntaryï¿1⁄2 and the ï¿1⁄2involuntary,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2actingï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2suffering,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2autonomyï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2vulnerability,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2capacityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2fragility,ï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2identityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2otherness.ï¿1⁄2 The texts brought together in this volume provide an overall view of the development of Ricoeurï¿1⁄2s philosophical thinking on the question of what it is to be human, from his early 1939 lecture on ï¿1⁄2Attentionï¿1⁄2 to his remarks on receiving the Kluge Prize in 2004, a few months before his death.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science Book

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science


  • Author : Lee McIntyre
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315410074

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science Book Description :

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is broken up into four parts. Historical and Philosophical Context Concepts Debates Individual Sciences Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science.

Philosophy of Social Science Book

Philosophy of Social Science


  • Author : Alexander Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429974472

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Philosophy of Social Science Book Description :

Philosophy of Social Science provides a tightly argued yet accessible introduction to the philosophical foundations of the human sciences, including economics, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, history, and the disciplines emerging at the intersections of these subjects with biology. Philosophy is unavoidable for social scientists because the choices they make in answering questions in their disciplines force them to take sides on philosophical matters. Conversely, the philosophy of social science is equally necessary for philosophers since the social and behavior sciences must inform their understanding of human action, norms, and social institutions. The fifth edition retains from previous editions an illuminating interpretation of the enduring relations between the social sciences and philosophy, and reflects on developments in social research over the past two decades that have informed and renewed debate in the philosophy of social science. An expanded discussion of philosophical anthropology and modern and postmodern critical theory is new for this edition.

Play in Philosophy and Social Thought Book

Play in Philosophy and Social Thought


  • Author : Henning Eichberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429838699

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Play in Philosophy and Social Thought Book Description :

To understand play, we need a bottom-up phenomenology of play. This phenomenology highlights the paradox that it is the players who play the game, but it is also the game which makes us players. Yet what is it that plays us, when we play? Do we play the game, or does the game play us? These questions concern the relation between the playing subject and play as something larger than the individual – play as craft, play as rhythm, play between normality and otherness, even play as religion, as a sense of spiritual play between self and other. This goes deeper than the welfare-political or educational intention to make people play or play more, or to advise individuals to play in a correct and useful way. Exploring topics such as identity, otherness, and disability, as well as activities including skiing, yoga, dance and street sport, this interdisciplinary study continues the work of the late Henning Eichberg and sheds new light on the questions that play at the borders of philosophy, anthropology, and the sociology of sport and leisure. Play in Philosophy and Social Thought is a fascinating resource for students of philosophy of sport, cultural studies, sport sciences and anthropological studies. It is also a thought-provoking read for sport and play philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural studies scholars, and practitioners working with play.

Political Anthropology Book

Political Anthropology


  • Author : Helmuth Plessner
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 081013800X

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Political Anthropology Book Description :

In Political Anthropology (originally published in 1931 as Macht und menschliche Natur), Helmuth Plessner considers whether politics--conceived as the struggle for power between groups, nations, and states--belongs to the essence of the human. Building on and complementing ideas from his Levels of the Organic and the Human (1928), Plessner proposes a genealogy of political life and outlines an anthropological foundation of the political. In critical dialogue with thinkers such as Carl Schmitt, Eric Voegelin, and Martin Heidegger, Plessner argues that the political relationships cultures entertain with one other, their struggle for acknowledgement and assertion, are expressions of certain possibilities of the openness and unfathomability of the human. Translated into English for the first time, and accompanied by an introduction and an epilogue that situate Plessner's thinking both within the context of Weimar-era German political and social thought and within current debates, this succinct book should be of great interest to philosophers, political theorists, and sociologists interested in questions of power and the foundations of the political.

Quantum Anthropology Book

Quantum Anthropology


  • Author : Radek Trnka
  • Publisher : Charles University Karolinum Press: Prague
  • Release Date : 2016-10-03
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9788024635262

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Quantum Anthropology Book Description :

The book offers a fresh look on man, cultures, and societies built on the current advances in the fields of quantum mechanics, quantum philosophy, and quantum consciousness. The authors have developed an inspiring theoretical framework transcending the boundaries of particular disciplines in social sciences and the humanities. Quantum anthropology is a perspective, studying man, culture, and humanity while taking into account the quantum nature of our reality. This framework redefines current anthropological theory in a new light, and provides an interdisciplinary overlap reaching to psychology, sociology, and consciousness studies. Contents 1. Introduction: Why Quantum Anthropology? 2. Empirical and Nonempirical Reality 3. Appearance, Frames, Intra-Acting Agencies, and Observer Effect 4. Emergence of Man and Culture 5. Fields, Groups, Cultures, and Social Complexity 6. Man as Embodiment 7. Collective Consciousness and Collective Unconscious in Anthropology 8. Life Trajectories of Man, Cultures and Societies 9. Death and Final Collapses of Cultures and Societies 10. Language, Collapse of Wave Function, and Deconstruction 11. Myth and Entanglement 12. Ritual, Observer Effect, and Collective Consciousness 13. Conclusions and Future Directions

Philosophical Anthropology Book

Philosophical Anthropology


  • Author : Michael Landmann
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Philosophical anthropology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4421117

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Anthropology and Philosophy Book

Anthropology and Philosophy


  • Author : Sune Liisberg
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782385578

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Anthropology and Philosophy Book Description :

The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines work between scholars from different universities in the U.S. and Denmark. Thus, besides bringing the two disciplines in dialogue, it also cuts across differences in national contexts and academic style. The interdisciplinary efforts of the contributors demonstrate how such a collaboration can result in new and challenging ways of thinking about trust and hope. Reading the dialogues may, therefore, also inspire others to work in the productive intersection between anthropology and philosophy.

The Category of the Person Book
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The Category of the Person


  • Author : Professor of Anthropology Michael Carrithers
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1985-12-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 0521277574

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The Category of the Person Book Description :

The concept that people have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors critically assess Mauss's speculation that notions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Discussing societies ranging from ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea, they provide fascinating descriptions of how these different cultures define the person. But they also raise deeper theoretical issues: What is universally constant and what is culturally variable in people's thinking about the person? How can these variations be explained? Has there been a general progressive development toward the modern Western view of the person? What is distinctive about this? How do one's notions of the person inform one's ability to comprehend alternative formulations? These questions are of compelling interest for a wide range of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, psychologists, sociologists, orientalists, and classicists. The book will appeal to any reader concerned with understanding one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence.

African Philosophy Book

African Philosophy


  • Author : Guttorm Fløistad
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9789400935174

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African Philosophy Book Description :

This publication is a continuation of two earlier series of chroni cles, Philosophy of the Mid-Century (Firenze 1958/59) and Con temporary Philosophy (Firenze 1968), edited by Raymond Klibansky. Like the other series, these chronicles provide a survey of significant trends in contemporary philosophical discussion from 1970 to 1985. The need for such surveys has, I believe, increased rather than decreased over the last years. The philosophical scene appears, for various reasons, more complex than ever before. The continuing process of specialization in most branches, the emergence of new schools of thought, the convergence of interest (thought not neces sarily of opinion) of different traditions upon certain problems, the increasing attention being paid to the history of philosophy in discussions of contemporary problems, and the growing signifi cance for philosophical discourse of the social, political and cul tural situation in various regions of the world are the most impor tant contributory factors. Surveys of the present kind are a valu able source of knowledge of this complexity and may as such be an assistance in renewing the understanding of one's own philo sophical problems. The surveys, it is to be hoped, may also help to strengthen a world-wide Socratic element of modern philosophy, the dialogue or Kommunikationsgemeinschaft. So far, five volumes have been prepared for the new series.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science Book

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science


  • Author : Harold Kincaid
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 657
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195392753

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The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science Book Description :

The philosophy of the social sciences considers the underlying explanatory powers of the social (or human) sciences, such as history, economics, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The type of questions covered includes the methodological (the nature of observations, laws, theories, and explanations) to the ontological — whether or not these sciences can explain human nature in a way consistent with common-sense beliefs. This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles. The first is that the philosophy of social science should be closely connected to, and informed by, developments in the sciences themselves. The second is that the volume should appeal to practicing social scientists as well as philosophers, with the contributors being both drawn from both ranks, and speaking to ongoing controversial issues in the field. Finally, the volume promotes connections across the social sciences, with greater internal discussion and interaction across disciplinary boundaries.

Social Science Under Debate Book

Social Science Under Debate


  • Author : Mario Bunge
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 0802083579

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Social Science Under Debate Book Description :

Bunge contends that social science research has fallen prey to a postmodern fascination with irrationalism and relativism. He urges social scientists to re-examine the philosophy and the methodology at the base of their discipline.

African Philosophy in Search of Identity Book

African Philosophy in Search of Identity


  • Author : D. A. Masolo
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 0253207754

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African Philosophy in Search of Identity Book Description :

" . . . a great read. It is masterfully presented, and is an ideal text both for advanced undergraduates and graduate students." --International Journal of African Historical Studies " . . . a detailed, critical guide to fifty years of African philosophy . . . " --Teaching Philosophy "Masolo offers an expansive and lucidly panoramic view of the origin and developments in African philosophy." --Africa Today "The excellence of this book lies in the wealth of perspectives that it brings to the discussion on what constitutes philosophy, rationality, and meaningful reflection. It is both thought provoking and illuminating." --Ethics A Kenyan philosopher surveys themes and debates in African philosophy over the last five decades. Masolo's purview includes Francophone and Anglophone philosophers in both the analytic and phenomenological traditions.

A Philosophical History of German Sociology Book

A Philosophical History of German Sociology


  • Author : Frédéric Vandenberghe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-09-25
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134027132

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A Philosophical History of German Sociology Book Description :

A Philosophical History of German Sociology presents a systematic reconstruction of critical theory, from the founding fathers of sociology (Marx, Simmel, Weber) via Lukács to the Frankfurt School (Horkheimer, Adorno, Habermas). Through an in depth analysis of the theories of alienation, rationalisation and reification, it investigates the metatheoretical presuppositions of a critical theory of the present that not only highlights the reality of domination, but is also able to highlight the possibilities of emancipation. Although not written as a textbook, its clear and cogent introduction to some of the main theories of sociology make this book a valuable resource for undergraduates and postgraduates alike. The following in-depth investigation of theories of alienation and reification offer essential material for any critique of the dehumanizing tendencies of today’s global world. Recently translated into English from the original French for the first time, this text showcases Vandenberghe's mastery of the German, French and English schools of sociology study. The result is an important and challenging text that is essential reading for sociology students of all levels. Frédéric Vandenberghe is a Sociology professor and researcher at Iuperj (Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His writings on a broad range of sociological topics have been published as books and articles around the world.

Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy Book

Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy


  • Author : Ferdinand Fellmann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2020-11-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN 10 : 3030573508

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Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy Book Description :

This textbook examines interaction, reciprocity, dualism, conflict, and personality in the work of Georg Simmel. These themes, which made Simmel the founder of relational sociology, are presented uniquely in the light of intimate relations. According to Simmel, intimate relations rather than the individual constitute the fundamental stratum of human culture. By relating objective social facts to subjective experience, Simmel also opened up a new way of understanding human life in the early 20th century. Using Simmel’s theory of reciprocity, this book follows an innovative method of interpretation, providing a quantitative perspective of lived experience. This book analyzes Simmel’s ideas from the viewpoint of modern hermeneutical philosophy and sociology. Fellmann expertly presents the historical context of Simmel’s concepts, and their influence on other sociologists and philosophers, especially in Germany. Written in an engaging style, this book is suitable as a core text in undergraduate and graduate courses on sociological theory and continental philosophy. Additionally, given the new focus on Simmel and intimate relations, the book is of interest to scholars of relational sociology, history of sociology, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of culture, and philosophical anthropology.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology Book

Encyclopedia of Anthropology


  • Author : H. James Birx
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 2373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761930297

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Encyclopedia of Anthropology Book Description :

Collects 1,000 entries on the subfields on anthropology, including physical anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, linguistics, and evolution.