A Critical Analysis of Rousseau`s Narrative of Subjectivity
... nature that emphasises its plasticity and adaptability, accordingly, when individuals are faced
with changes in their circumstances and social lives, there is a concomitant change within their
psychology and behaviour as they adapt to the newly encountered situation. It is this aspect of
The lightness of existence and the origami of “French” anthropology
... Actor Network Theory, in this book, has now lost, for better or worse, its actors,
and is now purely networks, at times with “padding” (Latour’s term), but mainly
made active, through holes, gaps, and leaps (perhaps even nowadays synapses,
though I don’t think that word appears in the book’s 488 pag ...
Cosmopolitanism and Pancultural Universals: Our Common
... For the larger part of history Homo sapiens lived in small groups. This fact is a major
theme in evolutionary psychology, where, as distinct from sociobiology, in which it is not so
much that the common ground existing between humankind and animals is of interest but that
instead, the special charac ...
What It Means to Be 98% Chimpanzee : Apes, People, and Their
... The general estimate, which there is no good reason to doubt at
present, is that about seven million years ago Homo, Pan, and Gorilla
all comprised a single species. That species lived in Africa (which is,
after all, where its descendants live), and probably resembled the
chimpanzee. One group evolv ...
Untitled - sikkim university library
... His research is interdisciplinary in nature and explores the ambiguous status of non-humans in the social sciences and other modern
knowledge-practices. This often leads him to focus on exploring the
constitution of ‘the social’ within material, ecological and interspecies
relations, networks and fl ...
... I believe that cultural anthropology can offer a special contribution to the
topic through its essentially cautious approach to universals. Having been
schooled in cultural relativism, anthropologists have a fundamentally contextualist and comparative perspective. They will almost always regard univ ...
NATURE, SOCIOLOGY, AND THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL By Ryan
... 1940). Although there was enough theoretical diversity within this group that defining it as a
coherent “school” of thought is problematic (Wheatland 2009), the group of thinkers associated
with the Institute is popularly referred to as the Frankfurt School.
In 1931 Max Horkheimer ( 1993) gave ...
To what extent did Neanderthals and modern humans interact?
... a novel deleterious or lethal strain at any given place and
time would not be unlikely. Such an epidemic would have
greatly weakened the Neanderthal population in a manner
similar to that observed in the Fore of Papua New Guinea
(Farquhar & Gajdusek, 1981). Along these lines, it is also
possible tha ...
Full Article PDF - META. Research in Hermeneutics
... necessity seem to be one and the same thing, which leads to
the conclusion that obligation does not pertain to conscience.
It refers to the exterior coercion; this is why Hobbes states
that any understanding or convention among men is
worthless unless it is warranted by a greater power, namely
this PDF file
... The aim of this paper is to discuss the relationship of nature and society. Questions to which possible
answers should be given are:
How are nature and society related?
How are ecological problems connected to the functional logic of modern society?
Which role does ecological thinking play in Marxis ...
TRUTH IN ANTHROPOLOGY: FROM NATURE AND CULTURE TO
... one of the things that made human beings naturally different from each other was that
they had developed this capacity to different degrees. At the earliest stages of
evolution humans were hostage to intellectual confusions of various kinds. Manifest
in such pervasive ‘superstitions’ as animism and ...
Human brain evolution: transcripts, metabolites and their regulators
... and could have enhanced signal processing in the hominin brains (see the
figure). It is also worth noting that both Neanderthals and Denisovans —
the two extinct hominin species that diverged from the human
evolutionary lineage 400–800 kya35,40 — differ from other primates by the
same two amino acid ...
Hedonia, Eudaimonia, and Well-Being: An Introduction
... from within. However, Deci & Ryan argue that
autonomy is quite different from independence.
Cross-cultural perspective…Devine et al –
autonomy as the basic human need which they
argues] is observable in both western
individualist and eastern collectivist societies.
So I’ve spoken about how impor ...
The U.S. Military and Human Geography: Reflections on Our
... military operations in Iraq and subsequently the Central Intelligence Agency. It also inspired the creation
of the HTS program (as well as the Bowman Expeditions; see Wainwright 2012).
Although human terrain analysis remains in vogue,
much has changed since 2008. The Army’s HTS program is now defunc ...
Jon Rick, Core Lecturer in Philosophy, Columbia University, June
... If one is disinterested in discussing Hobbes’s theory of liberty (though again, I
strongly encourage this) one may omit XXI. Such an omission, I suggest, would
be a mistake. Hobbes’s theory of freedom is usefully juxtaposed with that of
Locke and especially Rousseau (as well as Plato, Mill, and He ...
How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human
... That night around the cantina table Ávila edged out Arajuno as a center of
power. This village at ﬁrst might seem an unlikely choice to signify shamanic
power in the ﬁgure of a jaguar. Its inhabitants, as they would be the ﬁrst to
insist, are anything but “wild.” They are, and, as they invariably ma ...
Proposed General Education syllabus based on Fall 2015 APG 201
... condition: Incessantly chattering, naked, culturally dependent, big-brained, bipedal creatures who are
diverse in appearance and culture and inhabit nearly all types of habitats on Earth. Our journey
progresses along a natural and logical path of questions that all learners ask about the science of ...
La Fontaine, Ritual Murder - Open Anthropology Cooperative
... victims dismembered for use in some other way, although the Aztecs were reputed to eat the hearts of
human sacrifices. Some peoples, in many different parts of the world – the Ijo of West Africa are an
example – ate parts of their dead enemies as a means of magically taking over their strength. Mars ...
Human Biological Variation
... C hinese writers of the 3 rd century BC explained the “disgusting” appearance of the yellowyellow-haired, greengreeneyed barbarians from distant provinces as deriving from a different
different paternity, that is from the breeding of
dogs and humans
C herokee Indians of North America explained the d ...
... anthropologists into the homes of immigrants, attending holidays
and birthday parties to design cards they'll want.
No survey can tell engineers what women really want in a razor, so
marketing consultant Hauser Design sends anthropologists into
bathrooms to watch them shave their legs.
Companies are ...
Стаття англійська мова Воронкова В.Г
... International Higher Education Academy of Sciences (Moscow); Member of the
Academy of Sciences of Social Technologies and Local Government (Moscow)
Human Universals Revisited. New York and Oxford
... to the development of the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), which produced an enormous
volume of cross-cultural research. Other American anthropologists such as Harvard University’s
Clyde Kluckhohn discussed the various factors that resulted in universals in different cultures.
This interest in the ...
The unity of knowledge An Interdisciplinary Project
... Philosophy, entrusted with this new task, plays a role which is totally different
from the one it has played in the past. Philosophy is not the dominator or final
arbiter of the meaning of different single sciences any more. With the insistence
that the world is more than just anybody’s or someone’s ...
wysiwyg in trio: the grammaticalized expression of truth and
... could be translated 'as 'really' and which is used to assert one's beliefs; and -re,
which is used in Trio as a corrective expectation marker, that is, to indicate that
one's expectations have not been met. This marker has been labelled 'frustrative'
in the analysis of other Cariban languages. The T ...
Human nature refers to the distinguishing characteristics—including ways of thinking, feeling and acting—which humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture. The questions of what these characteristics are, how fixed they are, and what causes them are amongst the oldest and most important questions in western philosophy. These questions have particularly important implications in ethics, politics, and theology. This is partly because human nature can be regarded as both a source of norms of conduct or ways of life, as well as presenting obstacles or constraints on living a good life. The complex implications of such questions are also dealt with in art and literature, while the multiple branches of the humanities together form an important domain of inquiry into human nature and into the question of what it is to be human.The branches of contemporary science associated with the study of human nature include anthropology, sociology, sociobiology, and psychology, particularly evolutionary psychology, which studies sexual selection in human evolution, and developmental psychology. The ""nature versus nurture"" debate is a broadly inclusive and well-known instance of a discussion about human nature in the natural sciences.