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By T. M. S. (Terry) Evens

Anthropology as Ethics is worried with rethinking anthropology by means of rethinking the character of truth. It develops the ontological implications of a defining thesis of the Manchester university: that every one social orders express primarily conflicting underlying rules. Drawing specially on Continental social suggestion, together with Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Dumont, Bourdieu and others, and on pre-modern resources corresponding to the Hebrew bible, the Nuer, the Dinka, and the Azande, the publication mounts an intensive learn of the ontology of self and different when it comes to dualism and nondualism. It demonstrates how the self-other dichotomy disguises basic ambiguity or nondualism, hence obscuring the primarily moral, dilemmatic, and sacrificial nature of all social lifestyles. It additionally proposes a cause except dualist, nihilist, and instrumental, one during which common sense is noticeable as either inimical to and non-stop with price. with out embracing absolutism, the ebook makes ambiguity and paradox the basis of a moral reaction to the pervasive anti-foundationalism of a lot postmodern thought.

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