Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Book

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

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

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Excerpt :

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

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

Philosophy and Anthropology Excerpt :

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.

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

Anthropology and Philosophy Excerpt :

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.

British Qualifications Book

British Qualifications

  • Author : Kogan Page
  • Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 1002
  • ISBN 10 : 0749444843

British Qualifications Excerpt :

The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this practical guide provides thorough information on all developments in these areas in the UK. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. British Qualifications is a unique resource for human resource managers and university admissions officers to verify the qualifications of potential employees and students.

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

The Category of the Person Excerpt :

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.

Herder Book


  • Author : Anik Waldow
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198779650

Herder Excerpt :

J. G. Herder is enjoying a renaissance in philosophy and related disciplines and yet there are, as yet, few books on him. This unprecedented collection fills a large gap in the secondary literature, highlighting the genuinely innovative and distinctive nature of Herder's philosophy. Not only does Herder offer highly original answers to important philosophical questions, such as the mind-body problem and the role of sensibility in cognition and ethics, he also opens up rich resources for thinking about philosophy itself and connections to other fields in the humanities and social sciences. Herder: Philosophy and Anthropology brings together a set of original essays that centre on the question at the heart of Herder's philosophical thought: How can philosophy enable an understanding of the human being not simply rationalistically as an intellectual and moral agent, but also as a creature of nature who is fundamentally marked by an affective openness and responsiveness to the world and other persons. The first part of the volume examines the various dimensions of Herder's philosophical understanding of human nature through which he sought methodologically to delineate a genuinely anthropological philosophy. The second part then examines further aspects of this understanding of human nature and what emerges from it: the human-animal distinction; how human life evolves over space and time on the basis of a natural order; the fundamentally hermeneutic dimension to human existence; and the interrelatedness of language, history, religion, and culture.

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

Play in Philosophy and Social Thought Excerpt :

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.

The Making and Unmaking of Differences Book

The Making and Unmaking of Differences

  • Author : Richard Rottenburg
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2015-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839404263

The Making and Unmaking of Differences Excerpt :

This book is about the making and unmaking of socio-cultural differences, seen from anthropological, sociological and philosophical perspectives. Some contributions are of a theoretical nature, such as when the »problem of translation«, »the enigma of alienity« or »queer theory« are addressed; other contributors throw light on contemporary issues like the integration of Muslims in Norway, identity-forming processes in »Creole« societies or »neo-traditionalist movements« and »identity« in Africa. Moreover, the book deals with »strangers« looked at from an »anthropology of the night«. Special emphasis is placed on how globalization and the rapid spread of ever new technologies of information have generated ever new patterns of inclusion and exclusion, and how these can be theorized.

The Ground Between Book

The Ground Between

  • Author : Veena Das
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822376439

The Ground Between Excerpt :

The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline—including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life—are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our being in a world marked by radical difference and otherness. In The Ground Between, twelve leading anthropologists offer intimate reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their way of seeing the world, and on what ethnography has taught them about philosophy. Ethnographies of the mundane and the everyday raise fundamental issues that the contributors grapple with in both their lives and their thinking. With directness and honesty, they relate particular philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses. Their essays challenge the idea that philosophy is solely the province of professional philosophers, and suggest that certain modalities of being in the world might be construed as ways of doing philosophy. Contributors. João Biehl, Steven C. Caton, Vincent Crapanzano, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, Michael M. J. Fischer, Ghassan Hage, Clara Han, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, Michael Puett, Bhrigupati Singh

Levels of Organic Life and the Human Book

Levels of Organic Life and the Human

  • Author : Helmuth Plessner
  • Publisher : Forms of Living
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 0823283984

Levels of Organic Life and the Human Excerpt :

A modern classic, this powerful and sophisticated account of embodiment was first published in German in 1928 and now appears in English for the first time. With reference simultaneously to science, social theory, and philosophy, Plessner shows how life can be seen on its own terms to establish its own boundaries. Plessner's account of how the human establishes itself in relation to the nonhuman will invigorate a range of current conversations around the animal, posthumanism, the material turn, and the biology and sociology of cognition.

Philosophy of Social Science Book

Philosophy of Social Science

  • Author : Alexander Rosenberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Electronic book
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 1785397869

Philosophy of Social Science Excerpt :

"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"--

Critical Realism  History  and Philosophy in the Social Sciences Book

Critical Realism History and Philosophy in the Social Sciences

  • Author : Timothy Rutzou
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-09
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781787566040

Critical Realism History and Philosophy in the Social Sciences Excerpt :

This volume examines the relationship between history, philosophy, and social science, and contributors explore questions concerning realism, ontology, causation, explanation, and values in order to address the question “what does a post-positivist social science look like?”

21st Century Anthropology  A Reference Handbook Book

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook

  • Author : H. James Birx
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-06-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 1144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452266305

21st Century Anthropology A Reference Handbook Excerpt :

Request a free 30-day online trial at Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

Anthropology s Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century Book

Anthropology s Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century

  • Author : Jerome Fanning Marsden Carroll
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498558013

Anthropology s Interrogation of Philosophy from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century Excerpt :

In this book, Jerome Carroll draws on the epistemological, ontological, and methodological aspects and implications of anthropological holism to read the philosophical significance of classical twentieth century anthropology through the lens of eighteenth century writings on anthropology.