Philosophy and Anthropology : Border Crossing and Transformations.

By: Giri, Ananta KumarContributor(s): Clammer, JohnSeries: Key Issues in Modern SociologyPublisher: London : Anthem Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (380 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857280817Subject(s): Anthropology - PhilosophyGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy and Anthropology : Border Crossing and TransformationsDDC classification: 128 LOC classification: BD450 -- .P47238 2013ebOnline resources: Click to View
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Philosophy and Anthropology_9780857285126 -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -- Introduction: Philosophy and Anthropology in Conversations and Dialogues -- Themes and Variations -- New Directions -- References -- Part I Nurturing the Field: Towards Mutual Fecundation and Transformation of Philosophy and Anthropology -- Chapter 1 THE PROJECT OF PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- The Trajectory of Philosophical Anthropology -- Elaborations and Ramifications -- References -- Chapter 2 THE SELF-PRESERVATION OF MAN: REMARKS ON THE RELATION BETWEEN MODERNITY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- I. The Principle of Self-Preservation -- a) Negative determinations of the principle of self-preservation -- i) The negation of theological absolutism -- ii) The negation of teleology -- b) Positive determinations of the principle of self-preservation -- i) Self-preservation is not a particular, but a universal principle -- ii) Self-preservation is not a naturalistic but a rational principle -- iii) Self-preservation is not a substantialistic but a functionalistic principle -- iv) Self-preservation is not a static but a dynamic principle -- II. Philosophical Anthropology -- III. Man without Essence -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 WHITHER MODERNITY? HYBRIDIZATION, POSTOCCIDENTALISM, POSTDEVELOPMENT AND TRANSMODERNITY -- 1. Introduction: Philosophical Anthropology and Modernity -- 2. Néstor García Canclini on Hybridization -- 3. Walter Mignolo on Postoccidentalism -- 4. Arturo Escobar on Postdevelopment -- 5. Enrique Dussel on Transmodernity -- 6. Coda: Whither Modernity? What Is Next? An Ethics of Development -- References -- Chapter 4 PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGYAND PHILOSOPHY IN ANTHROPOLOGY -- Introduction -- 'Philosophical Anthropology': An Overview of the Philosophical Debate -- Philosophical Anthropology: What's in a Name?.
Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy in Anthropology -- Essentialism and existentialism -- Culturalism -- Naturalism -- Philosophy in anthropology: A model -- Sex, Sexuality and Lovemaking: A Case Study -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5 THE ENGAGEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE INTERPRETIVE TURN AND BEYOND: TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CONTEMPORARY -- 1. The Interpretive Turn and the Historicity of Reason -- 2. The Incommensurability Thesis and Its Impact on Anthropology: Deconstruction, Dialogue and the Dialectics of Understanding -- 3. Culture as a Practice: Towards a Theory of Performativity -- References -- Chapter 6 MEDIATION THROUGH COGNITIVE DYNAMICS: PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CONFLICTS OF OUR TIME -- Introduction -- 1. Historical Overview of Philosophical Anthropology -- 2. The Motives of Philosophical Anthropology -- 3. Mediation through Cognitive Dynamics -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 PHILOSOPHY AS ANTHROPOCENTRISM: LANGUAGE, LIFE AND APORIA -- The Anthropocentric Subject -- Language -- A Critique of Anthropocentrism -- Notes -- Part II Sources of Philosophical Anthropology -- Chapter 8 KANT AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- Kant and Anthropology: Some Contemporary Considerations -- Note -- References -- Chapter 9 DILTHEY'S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY -- 1. Dilthey in Modern Anthropology -- 2. Dilthey's Holistic Theory of Knowledge -- 3. The Potential of Dilthey for Current Anthropology -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10 MALINOWSKI AND PHILOSOPHY -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 11 GROUND, SELF, SIGN: THE SEMIOTIC THEORIES OF CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- The Ontological Ground of Peirce's Semiotics: Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness -- The Sign -- Icon, Index and Symbol.
The Dialogic Self: Man's Glassy Essence -- Peirce's and Saussure's Sign Concepts -- Peirce's Typology of Signs -- Peirce's Semiotics Applied in Anthropology: Some Examples -- Secondness and Subtle Substance -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12 RICOEUR'S CHALLENGE FOR A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ANTHROPOLOGY -- Body~Place~Commons -- The Sedimentary in the Temporal Constitution of Subjectivity -- The Architectonic in the Temporal Constitution of Subjectivity -- Kiltering as a Temporal Mode in the Constitution of Self -- A Detour through the Linguistic Turn and Back -- From Subjectivity to Intersubjectivity: World -- Ontology of the Commons -- (Inter)subjectivity of Commoners -- Toward an Epistemology of Commoning -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 13 CLIFFORD GEERTZ: THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSFORMATION OF ANTHROPOLOGY -- 1. A Life of Learning -- 2. A Pragmatist Theory of Culture -- 3. Anthropology and the Quest for Interpretation -- 4. A Sociological Transformation of Geertz's Ideas -- Works of Clifford Geertz -- References -- Chapter 14 BAKHTIN'S HERITAGE IN ANTHROPOLOGY: ALTERITY AND DIALOGUE -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 THE PHILOSOPHY OF SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK AND ANTHROPOLOGY: THE CURRENT SITUATION AND POSSIBLE FUTURES -- Self, Subject, Culture -- Some Important Ideas and Themes in Žižek's Philosophy and its Relevance to Anthropology -- Commodity Fetishism and the Subject -- The Subject Supposed to Know -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 16 BORDER CROSSINGS BETWEEN ANTHROPOLOGY AND BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY -- 1. Standpoint of Anthropology at the Time of Decolonization -- 2. Key Misinterpretations in the Anthropology of Asian Societies and Asian Philosophical Systems -- 3. Weber's 'Facts' and Interpretations -- 4. Sri Lankan Anthropology Studies -- 5. The Present Geopolitics of Anthropology: Subjects and Objects.
6. The Geopolitical Landscape of Knowledge within the Current Shift to Asia -- 7. Elements of Buddhism for Anthropology -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part III Philosophical Anthropology at Work -- Chapter 17 'ANTHROPOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY' IN AFRICA: THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF CRITICAL DISCOURSE AND INTELLECTUAL PRACTICE -- Introduction -- Towards an Anthropology of Philosophy -- Turn One: From the African Philosophical Discussion to Anthropology -- Turn Two: From Philosophy to Anthropology -- The intercultural project: Recognition of philosophical traditions -- Turn Three: From Anthropology of Knowledge to Anthropology of Philosophy -- Shifting the anthropological focus: From 'religion' to 'philosophy' -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 ALBINOS DO NOT DIE: BELIEF, PHILOSOPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- Albinos Don't Die -- Belief and Interpretation -- Truth and Beliefs about Albinos -- Ostensivity and the Web of Belief -- Ostension and Retention -- Conservatism -- Localism -- Systematicity -- World Views, Classifications and Prototypes -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 ANTHROPOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT AND THE MYTH OF CULTURE -- Anthropology and Development -- Holism, Relativism and the Charity Principle -- Translation and Social Coordination -- The Complex Contexts of Development -- References -- Chapter 20 NOTIONS OF FRIENDSHIP IN PHILOSOPHICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL THOUGHT -- 1. Philosophies of Friendship -- Friendship and selfhood -- Friendship and the other -- Friendship and the community -- 2. 'Politics of Friendship' -- Obligation and voluntariness -- Profit and generosity -- Universalism and particularity -- Notes -- References -- Afterword THE RETURN OF PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- Notes.
Summary: 'Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations' is an innovative and original collection of essays exploring the relationships between philosophy and anthropology - historically and presently - and the theoretical and practical issues concerning their dialogue.
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Philosophy and Anthropology_9780857285126 -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS -- Introduction: Philosophy and Anthropology in Conversations and Dialogues -- Themes and Variations -- New Directions -- References -- Part I Nurturing the Field: Towards Mutual Fecundation and Transformation of Philosophy and Anthropology -- Chapter 1 THE PROJECT OF PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- The Trajectory of Philosophical Anthropology -- Elaborations and Ramifications -- References -- Chapter 2 THE SELF-PRESERVATION OF MAN: REMARKS ON THE RELATION BETWEEN MODERNITY AND PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- I. The Principle of Self-Preservation -- a) Negative determinations of the principle of self-preservation -- i) The negation of theological absolutism -- ii) The negation of teleology -- b) Positive determinations of the principle of self-preservation -- i) Self-preservation is not a particular, but a universal principle -- ii) Self-preservation is not a naturalistic but a rational principle -- iii) Self-preservation is not a substantialistic but a functionalistic principle -- iv) Self-preservation is not a static but a dynamic principle -- II. Philosophical Anthropology -- III. Man without Essence -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 3 WHITHER MODERNITY? HYBRIDIZATION, POSTOCCIDENTALISM, POSTDEVELOPMENT AND TRANSMODERNITY -- 1. Introduction: Philosophical Anthropology and Modernity -- 2. Néstor García Canclini on Hybridization -- 3. Walter Mignolo on Postoccidentalism -- 4. Arturo Escobar on Postdevelopment -- 5. Enrique Dussel on Transmodernity -- 6. Coda: Whither Modernity? What Is Next? An Ethics of Development -- References -- Chapter 4 PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGYAND PHILOSOPHY IN ANTHROPOLOGY -- Introduction -- 'Philosophical Anthropology': An Overview of the Philosophical Debate -- Philosophical Anthropology: What's in a Name?.

Philosophical Anthropology and Philosophy in Anthropology -- Essentialism and existentialism -- Culturalism -- Naturalism -- Philosophy in anthropology: A model -- Sex, Sexuality and Lovemaking: A Case Study -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 5 THE ENGAGEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE INTERPRETIVE TURN AND BEYOND: TOWARDS AN ANTHROPOLOGY OF THE CONTEMPORARY -- 1. The Interpretive Turn and the Historicity of Reason -- 2. The Incommensurability Thesis and Its Impact on Anthropology: Deconstruction, Dialogue and the Dialectics of Understanding -- 3. Culture as a Practice: Towards a Theory of Performativity -- References -- Chapter 6 MEDIATION THROUGH COGNITIVE DYNAMICS: PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE CONFLICTS OF OUR TIME -- Introduction -- 1. Historical Overview of Philosophical Anthropology -- 2. The Motives of Philosophical Anthropology -- 3. Mediation through Cognitive Dynamics -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 PHILOSOPHY AS ANTHROPOCENTRISM: LANGUAGE, LIFE AND APORIA -- The Anthropocentric Subject -- Language -- A Critique of Anthropocentrism -- Notes -- Part II Sources of Philosophical Anthropology -- Chapter 8 KANT AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- Kant and Anthropology: Some Contemporary Considerations -- Note -- References -- Chapter 9 DILTHEY'S THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE AND ITS POTENTIAL FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY -- 1. Dilthey in Modern Anthropology -- 2. Dilthey's Holistic Theory of Knowledge -- 3. The Potential of Dilthey for Current Anthropology -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 10 MALINOWSKI AND PHILOSOPHY -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 11 GROUND, SELF, SIGN: THE SEMIOTIC THEORIES OF CHARLES SANDERS PEIRCE AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- The Ontological Ground of Peirce's Semiotics: Firstness, Secondness, Thirdness -- The Sign -- Icon, Index and Symbol.

The Dialogic Self: Man's Glassy Essence -- Peirce's and Saussure's Sign Concepts -- Peirce's Typology of Signs -- Peirce's Semiotics Applied in Anthropology: Some Examples -- Secondness and Subtle Substance -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 12 RICOEUR'S CHALLENGE FOR A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ANTHROPOLOGY -- Body~Place~Commons -- The Sedimentary in the Temporal Constitution of Subjectivity -- The Architectonic in the Temporal Constitution of Subjectivity -- Kiltering as a Temporal Mode in the Constitution of Self -- A Detour through the Linguistic Turn and Back -- From Subjectivity to Intersubjectivity: World -- Ontology of the Commons -- (Inter)subjectivity of Commoners -- Toward an Epistemology of Commoning -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 13 CLIFFORD GEERTZ: THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSFORMATION OF ANTHROPOLOGY -- 1. A Life of Learning -- 2. A Pragmatist Theory of Culture -- 3. Anthropology and the Quest for Interpretation -- 4. A Sociological Transformation of Geertz's Ideas -- Works of Clifford Geertz -- References -- Chapter 14 BAKHTIN'S HERITAGE IN ANTHROPOLOGY: ALTERITY AND DIALOGUE -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 15 THE PHILOSOPHY OF SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK AND ANTHROPOLOGY: THE CURRENT SITUATION AND POSSIBLE FUTURES -- Self, Subject, Culture -- Some Important Ideas and Themes in Žižek's Philosophy and its Relevance to Anthropology -- Commodity Fetishism and the Subject -- The Subject Supposed to Know -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 16 BORDER CROSSINGS BETWEEN ANTHROPOLOGY AND BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY -- 1. Standpoint of Anthropology at the Time of Decolonization -- 2. Key Misinterpretations in the Anthropology of Asian Societies and Asian Philosophical Systems -- 3. Weber's 'Facts' and Interpretations -- 4. Sri Lankan Anthropology Studies -- 5. The Present Geopolitics of Anthropology: Subjects and Objects.

6. The Geopolitical Landscape of Knowledge within the Current Shift to Asia -- 7. Elements of Buddhism for Anthropology -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Part III Philosophical Anthropology at Work -- Chapter 17 'ANTHROPOLOGY OF PHILOSOPHY' IN AFRICA: THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF CRITICAL DISCOURSE AND INTELLECTUAL PRACTICE -- Introduction -- Towards an Anthropology of Philosophy -- Turn One: From the African Philosophical Discussion to Anthropology -- Turn Two: From Philosophy to Anthropology -- The intercultural project: Recognition of philosophical traditions -- Turn Three: From Anthropology of Knowledge to Anthropology of Philosophy -- Shifting the anthropological focus: From 'religion' to 'philosophy' -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 18 ALBINOS DO NOT DIE: BELIEF, PHILOSOPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY -- Albinos Don't Die -- Belief and Interpretation -- Truth and Beliefs about Albinos -- Ostensivity and the Web of Belief -- Ostension and Retention -- Conservatism -- Localism -- Systematicity -- World Views, Classifications and Prototypes -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 19 ANTHROPOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT AND THE MYTH OF CULTURE -- Anthropology and Development -- Holism, Relativism and the Charity Principle -- Translation and Social Coordination -- The Complex Contexts of Development -- References -- Chapter 20 NOTIONS OF FRIENDSHIP IN PHILOSOPHICAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL THOUGHT -- 1. Philosophies of Friendship -- Friendship and selfhood -- Friendship and the other -- Friendship and the community -- 2. 'Politics of Friendship' -- Obligation and voluntariness -- Profit and generosity -- Universalism and particularity -- Notes -- References -- Afterword THE RETURN OF PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY -- Notes.

'Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations' is an innovative and original collection of essays exploring the relationships between philosophy and anthropology - historically and presently - and the theoretical and practical issues concerning their dialogue.

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