Beyond Nature and Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Philippe Descola

Beyond Nature and Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Philippe Descola year 2014
  • Book name: Beyond Nature and Culture
  • Author: Philippe Descola
  • Release date: 2014/2/4
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226212364
  • Rating: 7.03 of 10
  • Votes: 533
  • Review by: Jordy Hutchens
  • Review rating: 7.48 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 488
  • Includes a PDF summary of 49 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Successor to Claude Levi-Strausa at the College de France, Philippe Descola has become one of the most important anthropologists working today, and Beyond Nature and Culture has been a major influence in European intellectual life since its publication in 2005. Here, finally, it is brought to English-language readers. At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: what is the relationship between nature and culture? Culture - as a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth - is often seen as essentially different than nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. Drawing on ethnographic examples from around the world and theoretical understandings from cognitive science, structural analysis, and phenomenology, he formulates a sophisticated new framework, the 'four ontologies' - animism, totemism, naturalism, and analogism - to account for all the ways we relate ourselves to nature.By thinking beyond nature and culture as a simple dichotomy, Descola offers nothing short of a fundamental reformulation by which anthropologists and philosophers can see the world afresh.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 31H59M27S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology, Human Geography, Social & Political Philosophy
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 39.99 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x27.43mm
  • Weight: 657.71g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: Chicago, IL, United States

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