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- DescriptionThe anthropology of ethics has become an important and fast-growing field in recent years. This book argues that it represents t just a new subfield within anthropology but a conceptual renewal of the discipline as a whole, enabling it to take account of a major dimension of human conduct which social theory has so far failed adequately to address. An ideal introduction for students and researchers in anthropology and related human sciences. * Shows how ethical concepts such as virtue, character, freedom and responsibility may be incorporated into anthropological analysis * Surveys the history of anthropology's engagement with morality * Examines the relevance for anthropology of two major philosophical approaches to moral life.
- Author BiographyJames Laidlaw is Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology and Fellow of King's College at the University of Cambridge.
- Author(s)James Laidlaw
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication24/10/2013
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleNew Departures in Anthropology
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight370 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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