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

View: 1904

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


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


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.

Monastic Quest and Interreligious Dialogue

Author: Gilbert G. Hardy

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated


Category: Philosophy

Page: 285

View: 6462

This work is a fascinating analysis of a timeless and timely topic. It treats of the monastic fact both phenomenologically and philosophically, reflecting on the contemporary role of monasticism in the acute issue of dialogue among major religions, especially between Buddhism and Christianity. Hardy's approach is refreshingly open to the challenge of religious pluralism; at the same time, it is conscientiously honest in stating the limits of dialogical discourse when it comes to religious truth claims. Monastic Quest and Interreligious Dialogue is at once thought provoking, sobering, and inspiring.

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

View: 8758

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.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9105

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.