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Jenanne Ferguson

and bring disparate frameworks from human geography, cultural anthropology, and philosophy; in each article, they engage with both the immediate present and the broader arc of time and reflect on the pragmatic and practical dimensions of relationships

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The Limits of Knowing Other Minds

Intellectual Disability and the Challenge of Opacity

Patrick McKearney

in Northern Thailand: Merit, Morality, and the Everyday of Long-Term Care .” American Ethnologist 43 ( 1 ): 91 – 102 . 10.1111/amet.12265 Backström , Joel . 2013 . “ Wittgenstein, Follower of Freud .” In Ethics and the Philosophy of Culture

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For a Synaesthetics of Seeing

Naisargi N. Dave

skin . The French philosopher Michel Serres, in his The Five Senses: A Philosophy of Mingled Bodies ( Serres 2017 ), uses this term a lot, impress , and I think for him it means what Lispector means when she uses the term exist (both are

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Putting Together the Anthropology of Tax and the Anthropology of Ethics

Soumhya Venkatesan

the price for welfare, immigration, health, development interventions, and so on. In my work with economic right-wingers, I seek to answer questions that include the following: How does a right-wing philosophy of tax develop on the ground? How do

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Weapons for Witnessing

American Street Preaching and the Rhythms of War

Kyle Byron

rhythmanalysis, the study of spatiality and temporality must proceed in tandem through the examination of rhythms, that is, the form of cyclical and linear movements through time and space. Part process philosophy, part Marxist critique, and part embodied

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The Great Shell Game

Ellen Hertz

business school professors and social scientists alike: ‘the doctrine of “social responsibility” taken seriously would extend the scope of the political mechanism to every human activity. It does not differ in philosophy from the most explicitly collective

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The Human Version 2.0

AI, Humanoids, and Immortality

Annelin Eriksen

philosophies and theologies, on the one hand, and transhumanism, on the other. The Jesuit thinker Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) has even been called “one of the first to articulate transhumanist themes” ( Steinhart 2008: 1 ). His argument for the

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

Philosophy 12 , no. 2 : 9 – 17 . 10.5840/symposium200812223 Behar , R. ( 1997 ), The Vulnerable Observer: Anthropology that Breaks Your Heart ( Boston : Beacon Press ). Beneduce , R. ( 2015 ), ‘ The moral economy of lying: Subjectcraft

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Amy Binning

boat. That the philosophy and religion and cultural values that would lead to these kind of outputs … something was wrong, something was deeply flawed. So that led to an exploration, starting into Asian philosophies. (Interview, 25 August 2016) Ray

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An Ethics of Response

Protestant Christians’ Relation with God and Elsewheres

Ingie Hovland

.g., Mattingly 2019 ); and a direction within moral philosophy that argues that we have an obligation to respond to—and to make response possible by—fellow ‘others’ on the earth (e.g., Oliver 2015 ). 7 Other scholars studying this mission culture have also