Anthropology and What There Is

Reflections on 'Ontology'

in The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology
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  • 1 University of Cambridge pph22@cam.ac.uk
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This piece reflects on two 'ontological turns': the recent anthropological movement and that occasioned earlier in analytic philosophy by the work of W. V. O. Quine. I argue that the commitment entailed by 'ontology' is incompatible with the laudable aim of the 'ontological turn' in anthropology to take seriously radical difference and alterity.

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