Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology
Author: Stephen P. Turner,Mark W. Risjord
Publsiher: North-Holland
Total Pages: 883
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780444515421
ISBN 13: 0444515429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Book Review:

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology · Distinguished contributors from a variety of fields · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology · Distinguished contributors from a variety of fields

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2011-08-12
ISBN 10: 0080466648
ISBN 13: 9780080466644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology Book Review:

This volume concerns philosophical issues that arise from the practice of anthropology and sociology. The essays cover a wide range of issues, including traditional questions in the philosophy of social science as well as those specific to these disciplines. Authors attend to the historical development of the current debates and set the stage for future work. · Comprehensive survey of philosophical issues in anthropology and sociology · Historical discussion of important debates · Applications to current research in anthropology and sociology

Philosophy and Anthropology

Philosophy and Anthropology
Author: Ananta Kumar Giri,John Clammer
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-12-01
ISBN 10: 1783083557
ISBN 13: 9781783083558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy and Anthropology Book Review:

Philosophy and anthropology have many, but largely unexplored, links and interrelationships. Historically, they have informed each other in subtle ways. This volume of original essays explores and enhances this relationship through anthropological engagement with philosophy and vice versa, the nature, sources and history of philosophical anthropology, phenomenology, and the practical, methodological and theoretical implications of a dialogue between the two subjects. ‘Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations’ seeks to enrich both the humanities and the social sciences through its informative and stimulating essays.

Tribal Epistemologies

Tribal Epistemologies
Author: Helmut Wautischer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2018-12-12
ISBN 10: 0429776209
ISBN 13: 9780429776205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tribal Epistemologies Book Review:

First published in 1998, this collection of ten essays transforms our understanding of both the role of philosophical anthropology in modern world philosophy and the origins of tribal knowledge in their relation to contemporary assessments of cognition and consciousness. Ethnographic data from geographically distant cultures - such as the Maori of New Zealand, the Fore of New Guinea, the Sea Nomads of the Andaman, the Cowlitz of North America, the Maya, Australian Aborigines, Siberian Shamans - are carefully crafted toward an empirical basis for discussing a variety of phenomena traditional labelled in Western thought as transcendent or metaphysical. This anthology is a valuable source of information relevant for any theories of knowledge and a solid challenge for reductionist models of consciousness. The essays enhance our recognition and appreciation of fundamental similarities as well as differences in world views and cultural perspectives related to knowledge claims. This anthology illustrates unplumbed depths of human consciousness, reveals experiential understandings beyond linguistic thought, and stands aside from the view that behaviour and intelligence can be understood by deterministic principles. This volume of essays should be read with stereoscopic vision: one lens focusing on the rich ethnographic material of folk societies, the other focusing on the wider awareness of how we come to know what we know. It features specialists in philosophy, ethnology and comparative sociology, comparative religion, cross-cultural psychology, physical anthropology, environmental and marine scientists, Indian affairs, anthropology, comparative literature, shamanism and theoretical biology. These contributors explore issues including individuality in relational cultures, Maori epistemology, shamanistic knowledge and cosmology and images of conduct, character and personhood in the Native American tradition.

The Concept of Stages in Anthropology Sociology History and Philosophy

The Concept of Stages in Anthropology  Sociology  History  and Philosophy
Author: Nadim Bittar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 780
Release: 1953
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:18174673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Play in Philosophy and Social Thought

Play in Philosophy and Social Thought
Author: Henning Eichberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN 10: 9781138322363
ISBN 13: 1138322369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Play in Philosophy and Social Thought Book Review:

To understand play, we need a bottom-up phenomenology of play. This phenomenology highlights the paradox that it is the players who play the game, but it is also the game which makes us players. Yet what is it that plays us, when we play? Do we play the game, or does the game play us? These questions concern the relation between the playing subject and play as something larger than the individual - play as craft, play as rhythm, play between normality and otherness, even play as religion, as a sense of spiritual play between self and other. This goes deeper than the welfare-political or educational intention to make people play or play more, or to advise individuals to play in a correct and useful way. Exploring topics such as identity, otherness, and disability, as well as activities including skiing, yoga, dance and street sport, this interdisciplinary study continues the work of the late Henning Eichberg and sheds new light on the questions that play at the borders of philosophy, anthropology, and the sociology of sport and leisure. Play in Philosophy and Social Thought is a fascinating resource for students of philosophy of sport, cultural studies, sport sciences and anthropological studies. It is also a thought-provoking read for sport and play philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural studies scholars, and practitioners working with play.

The Ground Between

The Ground Between
Author: Veena Das,Michael D. Jackson,Arthur Kleinman,Bhrigupati Singh
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-04-21
ISBN 10: 0822376431
ISBN 13: 9780822376439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ground Between Book Review:

The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline—including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life—are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our being in a world marked by radical difference and otherness. In The Ground Between, twelve leading anthropologists offer intimate reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their way of seeing the world, and on what ethnography has taught them about philosophy. Ethnographies of the mundane and the everyday raise fundamental issues that the contributors grapple with in both their lives and their thinking. With directness and honesty, they relate particular philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses. Their essays challenge the idea that philosophy is solely the province of professional philosophers, and suggest that certain modalities of being in the world might be construed as ways of doing philosophy. Contributors. João Biehl, Steven C. Caton, Vincent Crapanzano, Veena Das, Didier Fassin, Michael M. J. Fischer, Ghassan Hage, Clara Han, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman, Michael Puett, Bhrigupati Singh

Anthropology and Philosophy

Anthropology and Philosophy
Author: Sune Liisberg,Esther Oluffa Pedersen,Anne Line Dalsgård
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 1782385576
ISBN 13: 9781782385578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology and Philosophy Book Review:

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.

Levels of Organic Life and the Human

Levels of Organic Life and the Human
Author: Helmuth Plessner
Publsiher: Forms of Living
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 9780823283989
ISBN 13: 0823283984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Levels of Organic Life and the Human Book Review:

A modern classic, this powerful and sophisticated account of embodiment was first published in German in 1928 and now appears in English for the first time. With reference simultaneously to science, social theory, and philosophy, Plessner shows how life can be seen on its own terms to establish its own boundaries. Plessner's account of how the human establishes itself in relation to the nonhuman will invigorate a range of current conversations around the animal, posthumanism, the material turn, and the biology and sociology of cognition.

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science
Author: Lee McIntyre,Alex Rosenberg
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2016-12-08
ISBN 10: 1315410079
ISBN 13: 9781315410074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is an outstanding guide to the major themes, movements, debates, and topics in the philosophy of social science. It includes thirty-seven newly written chapters, by many of the leading scholars in the field, as well as a comprehensive introduction by the editors. Insofar as possible, the material in this volume is presented in accessible language, with an eye toward undergraduate and graduate students who may be coming to some of this material for the first time. Scholars too will appreciate this clarity, along with the chance to read about the latest advances in the discipline. The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Social Science is broken up into four parts. Historical and Philosophical Context Concepts Debates Individual Sciences Edited by two of the leading scholars in the discipline, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in the philosophy of social science, and its many areas of connection and overlap with key debates in the philosophy of science.

Program Strategies in a Combined Sociology Anthropology and Philosophy Department

Program Strategies in a Combined Sociology  Anthropology  and Philosophy Department
Author: James Hopgood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1985
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:18670072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy

Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy
Author: Ferdinand Fellmann
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 9783030573508
ISBN 13: 3030573508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Georg Simmel s Social Philosophy Book Review:

This textbook examines interaction, reciprocity, dualism, conflict, and personality in the work of Georg Simmel. These themes, which made Simmel the founder of relational sociology, are presented uniquely in the light of intimate relations. According to Simmel, intimate relations rather than the individual constitute the fundamental stratum of human culture. By relating objective social facts to subjective experience, Simmel also opened up a new way of understanding human life in the early 20th century. Using Simmel’s theory of reciprocity, this book follows an innovative method of interpretation, providing a quantitative perspective of lived experience. This book analyzes Simmel’s ideas from the viewpoint of modern hermeneutical philosophy and sociology. Fellmann expertly presents the historical context of Simmel’s concepts, and their influence on other sociologists and philosophers, especially in Germany. Written in an engaging style, this book is suitable as a core text in undergraduate and graduate courses on sociological theory and continental philosophy. Additionally, given the new focus on Simmel and intimate relations, the book is of interest to scholars of relational sociology, history of sociology, continental philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of culture, and philosophical anthropology.

Philosophical Anthropology

Philosophical Anthropology
Author: Paul Ricoeur
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-12-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophical Anthropology Book Review:

How do human beings become human? This question lies behind the so-called ï¿1⁄2human sciences.ï¿1⁄2 But these disciplines are scattered among many different departments and hold up a cracked mirror to humankind. This is why, in the view of Paul Ricoeur, we need to develop a philosophical anthropology, one that has a much older history but still offers many untapped resources. This appeal to a specifically philosophical approach to questions regarding what it was to be human did not stop Ricoeur from entering into dialogue with other disciplines and approaches, such as psychoanalysis, history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics and the philosophy of language, in order to offer an up-to-date reflection on what he saw as the fundamental issues. For there is clearly not a simple, single answer to the question ï¿1⁄2what is it to be human?ï¿1⁄2 Ricoeur therefore takes up the complexity of this question in terms of the tensions he sees between the ï¿1⁄2voluntaryï¿1⁄2 and the ï¿1⁄2involuntary,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2actingï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2suffering,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2autonomyï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2vulnerability,ï¿1⁄2 ï¿1⁄2capacityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2fragility,ï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2identityï¿1⁄2 and ï¿1⁄2otherness.ï¿1⁄2 The texts brought together in this volume provide an overall view of the development of Ricoeurï¿1⁄2s philosophical thinking on the question of what it is to be human, from his early 1939 lecture on ï¿1⁄2Attentionï¿1⁄2 to his remarks on receiving the Kluge Prize in 2004, a few months before his death.

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science
Author: Harold Kincaid
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 657
Release: 2012-08-23
ISBN 10: 0195392752
ISBN 13: 9780195392753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science Book Review:

The philosophy of the social sciences considers the underlying explanatory powers of the social (or human) sciences, such as history, economics, anthropology, politics, and sociology. The type of questions covered includes the methodological (the nature of observations, laws, theories, and explanations) to the ontological — whether or not these sciences can explain human nature in a way consistent with common-sense beliefs. This Handbook is a major, comprehensive look at the key ideas in the field, is guided by several principles. The first is that the philosophy of social science should be closely connected to, and informed by, developments in the sciences themselves. The second is that the volume should appeal to practicing social scientists as well as philosophers, with the contributors being both drawn from both ranks, and speaking to ongoing controversial issues in the field. Finally, the volume promotes connections across the social sciences, with greater internal discussion and interaction across disciplinary boundaries.

A Dictionary of Sociology

A Dictionary of Sociology
Author: John Scott
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 0191047554
ISBN 13: 9780191047558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Dictionary of Sociology Book Review:

A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science. For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists. This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.

Design and Society Social Issues in Technological Design

Design and Society  Social Issues in Technological Design
Author: Cameron Shelley
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN 10: 3319525158
ISBN 13: 9783319525150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Society Social Issues in Technological Design Book Review:

This book discusses concepts of good design from social perspectives grounded in anthropology, sociology and philosophy, the goal being to provide readers with an awareness of social issues to help them in their work as design professionals. Each chapter covers a specific area of good practice in design, explaining and applying a small set of related concepts to a series of case studies, and including a list of additional sources recommended for further study. The book does not assume any specialized, technical background knowledge; it is not a how-to book that offers technical instruction. Yet, it focuses on the assessment of designs, addressing concepts qualitatively (with a small exception for the concept of risk). Based on an established university course on Design and Society at the Centre for Society, Technology, and Values that the author offers for students from a variety of disciplines, the book represents a valuable resource for students in engineering, architecture and industrial design – helping prepare them for careers as design professionals – and for all readers in design-related professions interested in understanding a side of design that they may well never have considered systematically. Because of its broad scope and non-technical presentation style, the book may also appeal to general readers interested in social issues in design and technology.

The Origins of Self

The Origins of Self
Author: Martin P. J. Edwardes
Publsiher: UCL Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 1787356302
ISBN 13: 9781787356306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origins of Self Book Review:

The Origins of Self explores the role that selfhood plays in defining human society, and each human individual in that society. It considers the genetic and cultural origins of self, the role that self plays in socialisation and language, and the types of self we generate in our individual journeys to and through adulthood. Edwardes argues that other awareness is a relatively early evolutionary development, present throughout the primate clade and perhaps beyond, but self-awareness is a product of the sharing of social models, something only humans appear to do. The self of which we are aware is not something innate within us, it is a model of our self produced as a response to the models of us offered to us by other people. Edwardes proposes that human construction of selfhood involves seven different types of self. All but one of them are internally generated models, and the only non-model, the actual self, is completely hidden from conscious awareness. We rely on others to tell us about our self, and even to let us know we are a self.

Logical Skills

Logical Skills
Author: Julie Brumberg-Chaumont,Claude Rosental
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2021-05-01
ISBN 10: 3030584461
ISBN 13: 9783030584467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Logical Skills Book Review:

This contributed volume explores the ways logical skills have been perceived over the course of history. The authors approach the topic from the lenses of philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and history to examine two opposing perceptions of logic: the first as an innate human ability and the second as a skill that can be learned and mastered. Chapters focus on the social and political dynamics of the use of logic throughout history, utilizing case studies and critical analyses. Specific topics covered include: the rise of logical skills problems concerning medieval notions of idiocy and rationality decolonizing natural logic natural logic and the course of time Logical Skills: Social-Historical Perspectives will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers in the fields of history, sociology, philosophy, and logic. Psychology and colonial studies scholars will also find this volume to be of particular interest.

Pragmatic Inquiry

Pragmatic Inquiry
Author: John R. Bowen,Nicolas Dodier,Jan Willem Duyvendak,Anita Hardon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 1000200647
ISBN 13: 9781000200645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pragmatic Inquiry Book Review:

This book examines a range of critical concepts that are central to a shift in the social sciences toward "pragmatic inquiry," reflecting a twenty-first century concern with particular problems and themes rather than grand theory. Taking a transnational and transdisciplinary approach, the collection demonstrates a shared commitment to using analytical concepts for empirical exploration and a general orientation to research that favors an attention to objects, techniques, and practices. The chapters draw from broad-based and far-reaching social theory in order to analyze new, specific challenges, from grasping the everyday workings of markets, courtrooms, and clinics, to inscribing the transformations of practice within research disciplines themselves. Each contributor takes a key concept and then explores its genealogies and its circulations across scholarly communities, as well as its proven payoffs for the social sciences and, often, critical reflections on its present and future uses. This carefully crafted volume will significantly expand and improve the analytical repertoires or toolkits available to social scientists, including scholars in sociology or anthropology and those working in science and technology studies, public health, and related fields.

Alsask Educational Foundations Newsletter Anthropology Comparative History International Philosophy Sociology

Alsask Educational Foundations   Newsletter   Anthropology  Comparative History  International Philosophy  Sociology
Author: Kas Mazurek,Nicholas Tkach,University of Alberta. Department of Educational Foundations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 92
Release: 1978
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:25442385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alsask Educational Foundations Newsletter Anthropology Comparative History International Philosophy Sociology Book Review: