The Resource Ethical Life : Its Natural and Social Histories, Webb Keane

Ethical Life : Its Natural and Social Histories, Webb Keane

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Ethical Life : Its Natural and Social Histories
Title
Ethical Life
Title remainder
Its Natural and Social Histories
Statement of responsibility
Webb Keane
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in another. Does ethical life arise from human nature itself? Is it a universal human trait? Or is it a product of one’s cultural and historical context? Webb Keane offers a new approach to the empirical study of ethical life that reconciles these questions, showing how ethics arise at the intersection of human biology and social dynamics.Drawing on the latest findings in psychology, conversational interaction, ethnography, and history, Ethical Life takes readers from inner city America to Samoa and the Inuit Arctic to reveal how we are creatures of our biology as well as our history—and how our ethical lives are contingent on both. Keane looks at Melanesian theories of mind and the training of Buddhist monks, and discusses important social causes such as the British abolitionist movement and American feminism. He explores how styles of child rearing, notions of the person, and moral codes in different communities elaborate on certain basic human tendencies while suppressing or ignoring others. Certain to provoke debate, Ethical Life presents an entirely new way of thinking about ethics, morals, and the factors that shape them
Biographical or historical data
Webb Keane is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Christian Moderns: Freedom and Fetish in the Mission Encounter and Signs of Recognition: Powers and Hazards of Representation in an Indonesian Society.
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IN-ChSCO
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Keane, Webb
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other
LC call number
  • BJ1012
  • BJ1012
LC item number
.K43 2016eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Structures, Social Interaction, Population, Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Target audience
specialized
Label
Ethical Life : Its Natural and Social Histories, Webb Keane
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Problematizing Interaction
  • Chapter 4. Ethical Types
  • PART THREE. Histories
  • Chapter 5. Awareness and Change
  • Chapter 6. Making Morality in Religion
  • Chapter 7. Making Morality in Political Revolution
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • PART ONE. Natures
  • Introduction. Ethical Affordances, Awareness, and Actions
  • Chapter 1. Psychologies of Ethics
  • PART TWO. Interactions
  • Chapter 2. Selves and Others
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(312 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873593
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460011
  • (OCoLC)932575415
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873593
Label
Ethical Life : Its Natural and Social Histories, Webb Keane
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. Problematizing Interaction
  • Chapter 4. Ethical Types
  • PART THREE. Histories
  • Chapter 5. Awareness and Change
  • Chapter 6. Making Morality in Religion
  • Chapter 7. Making Morality in Political Revolution
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • PART ONE. Natures
  • Introduction. Ethical Affordances, Awareness, and Actions
  • Chapter 1. Psychologies of Ethics
  • PART TWO. Interactions
  • Chapter 2. Selves and Others
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(312 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873593
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460011
  • (OCoLC)932575415
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873593

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