Philosophical Anthropology/Anthropology of Philosophy


Philosophical Anthropology/Anthropology of Philosophy

Points of contact between core ideas in philosophy and anthropology such as comparative cosmology and ontology and the theorisation of subjectivity.

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Rattlebag, miscellany. 39 Replies

The anthropological imagination is fed by an range of artistic and intellectual sources; most of which are probably never acknowledged. This thread is an opportunity for anyone simply to add elements…Continue

Started by Huon Wardle. Last reply by Huon Wardle Jan 20, 2014.

Dilemma with approaching the field 5 Replies

Hi Y'all!I'm writing a piece that deals with some dilemmas of approaching certain fields and how the study can be done with certain problems the Anthropologist might need to deal with.Right now I'm…Continue

Started by Jah Paz. Last reply by John McCreery Jan 30, 2013.

Speaking of Kant... 7 Replies

Kant maintained that perception of causation/causality was "a habit" (if I have that translation right).  Contrarily, such notables as Spinoza, Einstein, Bertrand Russell have discounted the notion…Continue

Started by Larry Stout. Last reply by Huon Wardle Dec 13, 2012.

Considering Hegel 1 Reply

Recently I found myself browsing in Amartya Sen's The Argumentative Indian. I was struck by Sen's observation that the portrayal of India as a fundamentally irrational, deeply spiritual culture is a…Continue

Started by John McCreery. Last reply by Keith Hart Nov 2, 2012.

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Comment by Larry Stout on December 10, 2012 at 10:33pm

Hello, Friends!  Let me begin by stating my attraction to this anonymous aphorism:

"There is no such thing as knowledge, just belief."

Comment by John McCreery on April 27, 2010 at 3:39pm
Coming late to a party after everyone else seems to have left. I had, to be frank, never heard of Rancière. So I did a Google search and came up with a link to Rancière for Dummies by Artnet Magazine's Ben Davis. As the title suggests, this review of The Politics of Aesthetics is more than a wee bit negative. Can anyone here offer other perspectives?
Comment by Freek Janssens on March 26, 2010 at 12:47pm
Hi, is there anyone out there working with Rancière in an anthropological study?
Comment by Huon Wardle on September 4, 2009 at 11:17am
That is a useful blog (quote):

we probably need to simply recognize that there is a range of legitimate foundational definitions for studies of society, and a range of views about what makes such studies "scientific". ... it might be best to simply acknowledge that the "whole" of sociology is a mix of intellectual approaches and modes of reasoning, rather than a single coherent and systematic enterprise.

The question may be how some intellectual approaches and research communities come to hold the field, if only temporarily and partially, at a given point.
Comment by John McCreery on September 4, 2009 at 2:41am
For a bit of comparative perspective, check out this item on the Understanding Society blog. The topic is the nature of sociological knowledge.

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