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As Wide as the World Is Wise : Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology / Michael Jackson.

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Author/Creator:
Jackson, Michael author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Philosophical anthropology.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead focused on the commonalities of human experience? Would this effort bring philosophers and anthropologists closer together? Would it lead to greater insights across historical and cultural divides?In As Wide as the World Is Wise, Michael Jackson encourages philosophers and anthropologists to mine the space between localized and globalized perspectives, to resolve empirically the distinctions between the one and the many and between life and specific forms of life. His project balances abstract epistemological practice with immanent reflection, promoting a more situated, embodied, and sensuous approach to the world and its in-between spaces. Drawing on a lifetime of ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa and Aboriginal Australia, Jackson resets the language and logic of academic thought from the standpoint of other lifeworlds. He extends Kant's cosmopolitan ideal to include all human societies, achieving a radical break with elite ideas of the subjective and a more expansive conception of truth.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Analogy and Polarity
2. Identity and Difference
3. Relations and Relata
4. Matters of Life and Death
5. Ourselves and Others
6. Belief and Experience
7. Persons and Types
8. Being and Thought
9. Fate and Freewill
10. Center and Periphery
11. Ecologies of Mind
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780231541985
OCLC:
971035678
Publisher Number:
10.7312/jack17828 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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