Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

by Brian Morris
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745308589

ISBN-13: 9780745308586

Pub. Date: 06/01/1995

Publisher: Pluto Press

This book looks at the 'self' in Western, Asian and African societies passing though Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy and ending with contemporary feminism. Scholarly and written in a lucid style, free of jargon, this work is written from an anthropological perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. Morris emphasises

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This book looks at the 'self' in Western, Asian and African societies passing though Greek philosophy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confuscism, Tao and African philosophy and ending with contemporary feminism. Scholarly and written in a lucid style, free of jargon, this work is written from an anthropological perspective with an interdisciplinary approach. Morris emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745308586
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Anthropology, Culture and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction
2. Greek Philosophy and Concepts of the Psyche
3. Buddhism and the Doctrine of the No-Soul (Anatta)
4. The Hindu Conception of the Self
5. Taoism, Confucianism and the Chinese Self
6. African Philosophy and Conceptions of the Self
7. People as Social Beings: Conceptions of the Self in Oceania
8. Feminist Philosophy and the Theory of the Self

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