Anthropology and Philosophy

Dialogues on Trust and Hope
Author: Sune Liisberg,Esther Oluffa Pedersen,Anne Line Dalsgård
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782385576
Category: Social Science
Page: 302
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The present book is no ordinary anthology, but rather a workroom in which anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope, two important topics for both fields of study. The book combines work between scholars from different universities in the U.S. and Denmark. Thus, besides bringing the two disciplines in dialogue, it also cuts across differences in national contexts and academic style. The interdisciplinary efforts of the contributors demonstrate how such a collaboration can result in new and challenging ways of thinking about trust and hope. Reading the dialogues may, therefore, also inspire others to work in the productive intersection between anthropology and philosophy.

Anthropology & Philosophy

Dialogues on Trust and Hope
Author: Sune Liisberg,Esther Oluffa Pedersen,Anne Line Dalsgard
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781782385561
Category: Philosophy
Page: 293
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Anthropologists and philosophers initiate a dialogue on trust and hope. The book combines work between scholars from different universities in the U.S. and Denmark and cuts across differences in national contexts and academic style

The New Normal of Working Lives

Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment
Author: Stephanie Taylor,Susan Luckman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319660381
Category: Social Science
Page: 356
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This critical, international and interdisciplinary edited collection investigates the new normal of work and employment, presenting research on the experience of the workers themselves. The collection explores the formation of contemporary worker subjects, and the privilege or disadvantage in play around gender, class, age and national location within the global workforce. Organised around the three areas of: creative working, digital working lives, and transitions and transformations, its fifteen chapters examine in detail the emerging norms of work and work activities in a range of occupations and locations. It also investigates the coping strategies adopted by workers to manage novel difficulties and life circumstances, and their understandings of the possibilities, trajectories, mobilities, identities and potential rewards of their work situations. This book will appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students and academics of the sociology of work and labor history, and those interested in understanding the implications of the ‘new normal’ of work and employment.

Moral Engines

Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life
Author: Cheryl Mattingly,Rasmus Dyring,Maria Louw,Thomas Schwarz Wentzer
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785336940
Category: Philosophy
Page: 266
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In the past fifteen years, there has been a virtual explosion of anthropological literature arguing that morality should be considered central to human practice. Out of this explosion new and invigorating conversations have emerged between anthropologists and philosophers. Moral Engines: Exploring the Ethical Drives in Human Life includes essays from some of the foremost voices in the anthropology of morality, offering unique interdisciplinary conversations between anthropologists and philosophers about the moral engines of ethical life, addressing the question: What propels humans to act in light of ethical ideals?

Theologically Engaged Anthropology


Author: J. Derrick Lemons
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192518747
Category: Religion
Page: 432
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After years of discussion within the field of anthropology concerning how to properly engage with theology, a growing number of anthropologists now want to engage with theology as a counterpart in ethnographic dialogue. Theologically Engaged Anthropology focuses on the theological history of anthropology, illuminating deeply held theological assumptions that humans make about the nature of reality, and illustrating how these theological assumptions manifest themselves in society. This volume brings together leading anthropologists and theologians to consider what theology can contribute to cultural anthropology and ethnography. It provides anthropologists and theologians with a rationale and framework for using theology in anthropological research.

Die Mythosphilosophie Ernst Cassirers

zur Bedeutung des Mythos in der Auseinandersetzung mit der Kantischen Erkenntnistheorie und in der Sphäre der modernen Politik
Author: Esther Oluffa Pedersen
Publisher: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 3826039823
Category: Myth
Page: 248
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Anthropology and theology


Author: Douglas James Davies
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
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Anthropology and Christian Theology have traditionally interpreted religion in quite different ways and have often been thought of as hostile to one another. In fact, a fundamental concern for human experience lies at the heart of both disciplines. This innovative book takes a new look at key anthropological and theological themes, and explores the intricacies of their interplay throughout history and in the present. Sacrifice, embodiment, ritual, incarnation, symbolism, gift and power are all related in ways that shed new light on religious behaviour and belief. Detailed analysis of fundamental Christian rites shows how they help generate emotional meaning and inspire philosophical ideas, and demonstrates how the body serves as a vehicle for religious beliefs. Through an examination of these issues and much more, Davies reveals how religious rituals help people to become secure in their sense of identity. This accessible foray into new territory is essential reading for anthropologists, theologians, or anyone interested in religion who is seeking new interpretations of familiar themes.

The Anthropology of Organisations


Author: Alberto Corsín Jiménez
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 567
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This volume brings together a selection of classic and contemporary articles written by anthropologists over the last sixty years. The essays reflect the move from earlier preoccupations with 'culture' and 'relationality' and cast new light on the relevance of ethnography for organisational and social theory.

A Composition of Consciousness

Roads of Reflection from Freire and Elbow
Author: Patricia H. Perry
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820441672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 221
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The premise of this book is that teachers of writing will never make any significant strides in the teaching and learning of writing until pervasive, inhibiting, and misinformed views about writing are transformed in the consciousness of people from the home and classroom to the office and boardroom. Dr. Perry delves into the nature of consciousness, the epistemologies of predominant teaching approaches, and some heretofore undervalued phenomenological foundations and similarities between the pedagogies and praxes of Paulo Freire and Peter Elbow. As a way to begin to address the continuing writing crisis, Dr. Perry proposes a teaching approach - -a composition of consciousness- - that targets and transforms inhibiting views about writing and promotes the creation of productive writing knowledge."

Debates in Continental Philosophy

Conversations with Contemporary Thinkers
Author: Richard Kearney
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823223183
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 355
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This is a collection of illuminating encounters with some of the most important philosophers of our age - by one of its most incisive and innovative critics.

Directory of Postgraduate Studies 2002


Author: Brenda Radcliffe,Hobsons Publishing, PLC,Stella Greavy,Adrian Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Universities and colleges
Page: 1720
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Religion Past and Present


Author: Hans Dieter Betz
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004146082
Category: Religion
Page: 664
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Religion Past and Present (RPP) is a complete, updated English translation of the 4th edition of the definitive encyclopedia of religion worldwide. the peerless Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart (RGG). Including the latest developments in research, Religion Past and Present encompasses a vast range of subjects connected with religion. This great resource, now at last available in English, continues the tradition of deep knowledge and authority relied upon by generations of scholars in religious, theological, and biblical studies. Religion Past and Present indisputably belongs to the small class of essential reference works.Key Features RGG has been a standard reference work since the publication of the first edition in 1908. Strongly international, cross-cultural and ecumenical, written by over 3,000 authors from 88 countries Covers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies Up-to-date research and bibliographies make it an indispensable resource for all levels of users Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy. The 4th edition of RGG, the basis of the RPP translation, includes hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. The editors of RPP have added a number of articles and revised others for a global English-speaking readership. Short definitions and cross-references enable quick and easy searching Over 15,000 entries and 8 million words 13 volumes and an index Completion scheduled for 2013.To download the preview please click here."