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As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead ... More


Analogy and Polarity

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter one addresses the ubiquity and scope of analogical reasoning, calling into question the ways in which we conventionally distinguish between modern and premodern thought and, by extension, ... More


Relations and Relata

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter three explores the recurring problem in both philosophy and anthropology of doing justice to what William James called the “unsharable feeling which each of us has of the pinch of his ... More


Identity and Difference

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter two considers the seemingly incompatible perspectives of philosophy and ethnography. While philosophy has traditionally presumed to make universal claims about the human condition, modern ... More


Belief and Experience

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This theme is taken further in chapter six, which explores the conditions under which certain beliefs and behaviors seem so incommensurable and inexplicable that we are led to conclude that those who ... More


Ourselves and Others

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

My focus in chapter five is on human-animal relationships, specifically the ways in which the life of one passes into the other and the ways in which one makes the other thinkable. After elucidating ... More


Center and Periphery

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The leitmotif of chapter ten is alienation. Though Marx broached this subject in his critique of the capitalist mode of production – which alienates the worker from the fruits of his labor and ... More


Ecologies of Mind

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

My concluding chapter returns to the theme with which this book began – the oscillation between intimacy and estrangement, participation and observation, immanence and transcendence, and the contrary ... More


Matters of Life and Death

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter four further explores the indeterminate relationship between being and thought. Can thought ever transcend the limits of a thinker’s particular situation, let alone comprehend the lifeworlds ... More


Being and Thought

Michael Jackson

in As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter eight explores the theme of fatality and freedom not as a philosophical problem but as a fact of experience – as something to be lived through rather than simply thought through. My ... More


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