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Author Descola, Philippe.

Title The ecology of others / Philippe Descola ; translated from the French by Geneviève Godbout and Benjamin P. Luley
Published Chicago : Prickly Paradigm Press, [2013]


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Description ii, 91 pages ; 18 cm
Series Paradigm ; 42
Paradigm (Chicago, Ill.) ; 42
Contents I. The clam debate. On the proper use of siphons ; Conjectural ecology ; The two natures of Lévi-Strauss -- II. Anthropological dualism. Nature naturing, nature natured ; A paradoxical object ; Controversies and convergences. The path of reduction. The path of translation -- III. To each his own nature. Truths and beliefs ; The mystery of the Moderns ; Monisms and symmetries ; Universalism and relativism
Notes Translation of: L'écologie des autres. 2011
"Since the end of the nineteenth century, the division between nature and culture has been a fundamental characteristic of Western thought. In this groundbreaking work, Philippe Descola seeks to break down the divide between nature and culture, arguing for an anthropology freed from its anthropocentrism and this dualistic conception of nature and culture as distinct realsm of phenomena. In its stead, Descola envisions a radically novel worldview, in which beings and objects, humans and nonhumans, are analyzed by the relationships that they possess between each another"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 89-91)
Subject Anthropology -- Philosophy.
Anthropology -- Environmental aspects.
Anthropology -- Methodology.
Nature and civilization.
Human ecology.
Philosophy of nature.
Anthropology -- Social aspects.
Author Godbout, Geneviève.
Luley, Benjamin P.
LC no. 2012948394
ISBN 9780984201020
Other Titles Écologie des autres. English