The Resource The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history, edited by Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes

The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history, edited by Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes

Label
The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history
Title
The Category of the person
Title remainder
anthropology, philosophy, history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The concept that peope have of themselves as a 'person' is one of the most intimate notions that they hold. Yet the way in which the category of the person is conceived varies over time and space. In this volume, anthropologists, philosophers, and historians examine the notion of the person in different cultures, past and present. Taking as their starting point a lecture on the person as a category of the human mind, given by Marcel Mauss in 1938, the contributors critically assess Mauss's speculation that notions of the person, rather than being primarily philosophical or psychological, have a complex social and ideological origin. Discussing societies ranging from ancient Greece, India, and China to modern Africa and Papua New Guinea, they provide fascinating descriptions of how these different cultures define the person. But they also raise deeper theoretical issues: What is universally constant and what is culturally variable in people's thinking about the person? How can these variations be explained? Has there been a general progressive development toward the modern Western view of the person? What is distinctive about this? How do one's notions of the person inform one's ability to comprehend alternative formulations? These questions are of compelling interest for a wide range of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, psychologists, sociologists, orientalists, and classicists. The book will appeal to any reader concerned with understanding one of the most fundamental aspects of human existence"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
BF697
LC item number
.C288 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Carrithers, Michael
  • Collins, Steven
  • Lukes, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mauss, Marcel
  • Mauss, Marcel
  • Mauss, Marcel
  • Mauss, Marcel
  • Self
  • Self
  • Individualism
  • Individualism
  • Yo, El
  • Individualismo
  • Individualismo
  • Moi (Philosophie)
  • Moi
  • Individualisme
  • Individualisme
  • Individualism
  • Self
  • Individualisme
  • Individualisme
  • Soi
Label
The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history, edited by Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [302]-303
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A category of the human mind / Marcel Mauss -- The category of the person / N.J. Allen -- Categories, concepts, or predicaments? / Steven Collins -- Marcel Mauss and the quest for the person in Greek biography and autobiography / A. Momigliano -- A modified view of our origins / Louis Dumont -- Person and individual / J.S. La Fontaine -- Self: public, private, some African representations / Godfrey Lienhardt -- Between the earth and heaven / Mark Elvin -- Purity and power among the Brahmans of Kashmir / Alexis Sanderson -- Of masks and men / Martin Hollis -- An alternative social history of the self / Michael Carrithers -- The person / Charles Taylor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521277570
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84023288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11523564
  • (OCoLC)ocm11523564
Label
The Category of the person : anthropology, philosophy, history, edited by Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [302]-303
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A category of the human mind / Marcel Mauss -- The category of the person / N.J. Allen -- Categories, concepts, or predicaments? / Steven Collins -- Marcel Mauss and the quest for the person in Greek biography and autobiography / A. Momigliano -- A modified view of our origins / Louis Dumont -- Person and individual / J.S. La Fontaine -- Self: public, private, some African representations / Godfrey Lienhardt -- Between the earth and heaven / Mark Elvin -- Purity and power among the Brahmans of Kashmir / Alexis Sanderson -- Of masks and men / Martin Hollis -- An alternative social history of the self / Michael Carrithers -- The person / Charles Taylor
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9780521277570
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84023288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11523564
  • (OCoLC)ocm11523564

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