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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745308586
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1995
  • Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,219,750
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Greek Philosophy and Concepts of the Psyche 23
3 Buddhism and the Doctrine of No Soul Anatta 49
4 The Hindu Conception of the Self 70
5 Taoism, Confucianism and the Chinese Self 96
6 African Philosophy and Conceptions of the Person 118
7 People as Social Beings: Conceptions of the Person in Oceania and Melanesia 148
8 Feminist Philosophy and the Theory of the Self 169
9 Conclusions 192
Bibliography 199
Index 215
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