Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and Classification

Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and Classification

What is it to be human? What are our specifically human attributes, our capacities and liabilities? Such questions gave birth to anthropology as an Enlightenment science. This book argues that it is again appropriate to bring "the human" to the fore, to reclaim the singularity of the word as central to the anthropological endeavor, not on the basis of the substance of a human nature – "To be human is to act like this and react like this, to feel this and want… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (March 01, 2010)

Collection: Methodology & History in Anthropology

Parent ISBN: 9781845456375

Page count: 224 pages

Language: English


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