Introduction: Toward a Critical Moral Anthropology

  1. Didier Fassin
  1. Didier Fassin

Published Online: 22 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118290620.ch

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

How to Cite

Fassin, D. (2012) Introduction: Toward a Critical Moral Anthropology, in A Companion to Moral Anthropology (ed D. Fassin), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118290620.ch

Editor Information

  1. University of California Press, USA

Author Information

  1. University of California Press, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470656457

Online ISBN: 9781118290620

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Keywords:

  • toward a critical moral anthropology, and Kantian genealogy;
  • deployment questions and ethical turn, a politics of morality;
  • “human species” as a whole through moral progress;
  • “moral anthropology,” trilogy of paradigms, Durkheimian, Foucauldian;
  • new questions on human life, new possibilities of answering them;
  • anthropologists objective, the moral making of the world;
  • human activities grounded on moral assumptions;
  • moral norms and values governing collective/individual behavior

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Trouble with Morals

  • Philosophical Affinities

  • Opening Territories

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References