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Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture

Author: Kevin M. Cahill

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ISBN: 0367637154

Category: Culture

Page: 208

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This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences. Kevin M. Cahill's approach involves an original employment of historical and ethnographic material that is both conceptual and empirical in order to address relevant philosophical issues. Specifically, while Cahill avoids interpretative debates, he develops an approach to philosophical critique based on Cora Diamond's and James Conant's work on the early Wittgenstein. This makes possible the use of a concept of culture that avoids the dogmatism that not only typifies traditional metaphysics but also frequently mars arguments from ordinary language or phenomenology. This is especially crucial for the third part of the book, which involves a cultural-historical critique of the ontology of the self in Stanley Cavell's work on skepticism. In pursuing this strategy, the book also mounts a novel and timely defense of the interpretivist tradition in the philosophy of the social sciences. Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture will be of interest to researchers working on the philosophy of the social sciences, Wittgenstein, and philosophical anthropology.
Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Kevin M. Cahill
Categories: Culture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences. Kevin M. Cahill's approach involves an original employment of historical and ethnographic material that is both conceptual and
Towards a Philosophical Anthropology of Culture
Language: en
Pages: 186
Authors: Kevin M. Cahill
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-25 - Publisher: Routledge

This book explores the question of what it means to be a human being through sustained and original analyses of three important philosophical topics: relativism, skepticism, and naturalism in the social sciences. Kevin Cahill’s approach involves an original employment of historical and ethnographic material that is both conceptual and empirical
The Arts and the Definition of the Human
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Joseph Margolis
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-10 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

The Arts and the Definition of the Human introduces a novel theory that our selves—our thoughts, perceptions, creativity, and other qualities that make us human—are determined by our place in history, and more particularly by our culture and language. Margolis rejects the idea that any concepts or truths remain fixed
Towards a Rational Philosophical Anthropology
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: J. Agassi
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

The thesis of the present volume is critical and dual. (1) Present day philosophy of man and sciences of man suffer from the Greek mis taken polarization of everything human into nature and convention which is (allegedly) good and evil, which is (allegedly) truth and fal sity, which is (allegedly)
Intercultural Encounters
Language: en
Pages: 610
Authors: Wim M. J. van Binsbergen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

This book includes fifteen essays that investigate aspects of interculturality. As such, it focuses on the borderline between social anthropology and intercultural philosophy. The author seeks to make a contribution to intercultural philosophy by formulating with great precision and painful honesty the lessons derived from extensive intercultural experiences as an