The Subject of Virtue : An Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom Hardback
Part of the New Departures in Anthropology series
The anthropology of ethics has become an important and fast-growing field in recent years.
This book argues that it represents not just a new subfield within anthropology but a conceptual renewal of the discipline as a whole, enabling it to take account of a major dimension of human conduct which social theory has so far failed adequately to address.
An ideal introduction for students and researchers in anthropology and related human sciences. * Shows how ethical concepts such as virtue, character, freedom and responsibility may be incorporated into anthropological analysis * Surveys the history of anthropology's engagement with morality * Examines the relevance for anthropology of two major philosophical approaches to moral life.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 270 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 24/10/2013
- Category: Anthropology
- ISBN: 9781107028463