A Companion to Moral Anthropology

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Didier Fassin
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 6, 2012 - Social Science - 664 pages
A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies.
  • Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism
  • Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
 

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Contents

Toward a Critical Moral Anthropology
1
Durkheim and the Moral Fact
21
Weber and Practical Ethics
37
Foucault and the Genealogy of Ethics
67
Relativism and Universalism
85
Anthropology and Ethics
103
Cultural Values
117
Ordinary Ethics
133
Charity
359
Medicine
376
Science
395
Finance
413
Law
432
Humanitarianism
451
Human Rights
468
War
482

Moral Sentiments
150
Moral Reasoning
169
Virtue
186
Narratives
204
Ethics and Piety
223
Care and Disregard
242
Mourning
264
Poverty
283
Inequality
302
Sexuality
320
Religion and Morality
341
Violence
500
Punishment
519
Borders
540
Dialogues
559
Moral Psychology
578
Neuroethics
595
Evolutionary and Cognitive Anthropology
611
Index of Names
628
Subject Index
641
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Didier Fassin is the James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University.

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