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The Algebra of Souls

Ontological Multiplicity and the Transformation of Animism in Southwest China

Mireille Mazard

-American philosophy. Exchanges between these disciplines have infused new energy and ideas into theoretical models on both sides. Consider Deleuze and Guattari’s (1980) exploration of non-dualism, for instance, or Viveiros de Castro’s (1998) description of

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Perspectives of (and on) a Comedic Self

A Semiotics of Subjectivity in Stand-up Comedy

Marianna Keisalo

they are left with only 2. Starting with the question ‘what are important issues to me’ rather than ‘what do I want to write comedy about’ is a way to avoid censoring oneself. Multanen’s philosophy is that the more you can ‘open up’, the better you are

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Capacity Building in Ethnographic Comparison

Rachel Douglas-Jones and Justin Shaffner

explore in this special issue is thus how ‘capacity building’ has been made to ‘work’ in such diverse settings. What in it carries such broad ranging appeal? The concept of capacity has a rich history both in Euro-American philosophy and science as well

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Anthropology at the dawn of apartheid

Radcliffe-Brown and Malinowski’s South African engagements, 1919–1934

Isak Niehaus

customs were survivals from earlier times, without contemporary significance. The doctrine, he argued, prejudges the utility of customs and does not explain people’s conservatism ( Radcliffe-Brown [1913a] 1976 ). Drawing on philosophies of the

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Technological Animism

The Uncanny Personhood of Humanoid Machines

Kathleen Richardson

robotics labs contrasted their robot philosophies and practices as distinct, even radically different, from those of their Euro-American counterparts. They drew on animistic elements of Japanese Buddhism and Shintoism to support a distinctive cultural

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Acts Is Acts

Tautology and Theopolitical Form

Maria José de Abreu

: Breath, Media, and Religious Revivalism in Contemporary Brazil . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Derrida , Jacques . 1982 . Margins of Philosophy . Trans. Alan Bass . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Derrida , Jacques . 1988

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Abdulla Al Sayyari, Fayez Hejaili, and Faissal Shaheen

Donation ’, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 5 , no. 2 : 199 – 203 . 10.1023/A:1016053024671 Delmonico , F. L. , Arnold , R. and Youngner , S. ( 2002 ), ‘ Ethical Incentives – Not Payment – For Organ Donation ’, New England Journal of

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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

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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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Humor, Amnesia, and Making Place

Constitutive Acts of the Subject in Gezi Park, Istanbul

Christopher Houston and Banu Senay

issues enjoined by her particular rehabilitation of the subject, given the varieties of its deconstruction by so many philosophies and social theories over the last half-century. By contrast, our aim here is to underwrite Humphrey’s insights by describing