An Anthropology of Ethics (New Departures in Anthropology) by Faubion

By Faubion

via an bold and demanding revision of Michel Foucault's research of ethics, James Faubion develops an unique application of empirical inquiry into the moral area. From an anthropological point of view, Faubion argues that Foucault's specification of the analytical parameters of this area is the best element of departure in conceptualizing its specified gains. He extra argues that Foucault's framework is short of significant revision to be of surely anthropological scope. In making this revision, Faubion illustrates his software with prolonged case reviews: one in every of a Portuguese marquis and the opposite of a twin topic made from the writer and a millenarian prophetess. the result's a conceptual gear that's capable of accommodate moral pluralism and yield an account of the bounds of moral edition, delivering a singular solution of the matter of relativism that has haunted anthropological inquiry into ethics because its inception.

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