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Anthropology and the Human Subject

Morris, Brian. 2014. Anthropology and the Human Subject. Trafford. ISBN 978-1490731049 [Book]

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The German philosopher Immanuel Kant famously defined anthropology as the study of what it means to be a human being. Following in his footsteps "Anthropology and the Human Subject" provides a critical, comprehensive and wide-ranging investigation of conceptions of the human subject within the Western intellectual tradition, focusing specifically on the secular trends of the twentieth century. Encyclopaedic in scope, lucidly and engagingly written, the book covers the man and varied currents of thought within this tradition. Each chapter deals with a specific intellectual paradigm, ranging from Marx's historical materialism and Darwin's evolutionary naturalism, and their various off shoots, through to those currents of though that were prominent in the late twentieth century, such as, for example, existentialism, hermeneutics, phenomenology and poststructuralism. With respect to each current of thought a focus is placed on their main exemplars, outlining their biographical context, their mode of social analysis, and the "ontology of the subject" that emerges from their key texts.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Date:

2014

Item ID:

18562

Date Deposited:

13 Jun 2016 10:26

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 12:32

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18562

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