The Ethical Condition

ISBN: 9780226292243 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2015 Autor: Michael Lambek Editură: University of Chicago Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 400 Stoc: La comandă

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Written over a thirty-year span, Michael Lambek’s essays in this collection point with definitive force toward a single central truth: ethics is intrinsic to social life. As he shows through rich ethnographic accounts and multiple theoretical traditions, our human condition is at heart an ethical one—we may not always be good or just, but we are always subject to their criteria. Detailing Lambek’s trajectory as one anthropologist thinking deeply throughout a career on the nature of ethical life, the essays accumulate into a vibrant demonstration of the relevance of ethics as a practice and its crucial importance to ethnography, social theory, and philosophy.

Organized chronologically, the essays begin among Malagasy speakers on the island of Mayotte and in northwest Madagascar. Building from ethnographic accounts there, they synthesize Aristotelian notions of practical judgment and virtuous action with Wittgensteinian notions of the ordinariness of ethical life and the importance of language, everyday speech, and ritual in order to understand how ethics are lived. They illustrate the multiple ways in which ethics informs personhood, character, and practice; explore the centrality of judgment, action, and irony to ethical life; and consider the relation of virtue to value. The result is a fully fleshed-out picture of ethics as a deeply rooted aspect of the human experience.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Michael Lambek
Data Publicarii
2015
Editura
University of Chicago Press
Inaltime
23
Latime
15.5
Grosime
2.3
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
400
Subtitlu
Essays on Action, Person, and Value
Greutate
544
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