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
     
 

Accessibly written for students, this work emphasises the varying conceptions of the self found cross-culturally and contrasts these with the conceptions found in the Western intellectual traditions.
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Accessibly written for students, this work 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

Preface
1Introduction1
2Greek Philosophy and Concepts of the Psyche23
3Buddhism and the Doctrine of No Soul (Anatta)49
4The Hindu Conception of the Self70
5Taoism, Confucianism and the Chinese Self96
6African Philosophy and Conceptions of the Person118
7People as Social Beings: Conceptions of the Person in Oceania and Melanesia148
8Feminist Philosophy and the Theory of the Self169
9Conclusions192
Bibliography199
Index215

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