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Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and Classification: Transcending Discourse and Classification Nigel Rapport

Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and Classification: Transcending Discourse and Classification

Nigel Rapport

Published May 14th 2014
ISBN : 9781845458157
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246 pages
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What is it to be human? What are our specifically human attributes, our capacities and liabilities? Such questions gave birth to anthropology as an Enlightenment science. This book argues that it is again appropriate to bring OC the humanOCO to theMoreWhat is it to be human? What are our specifically human attributes, our capacities and liabilities? Such questions gave birth to anthropology as an Enlightenment science. This book argues that it is again appropriate to bring OC the humanOCO to the fore, to reclaim the singularity of the word as central to the anthropological endeavor, not on the basis of the substance of a human nature OCo OC To be human is to act like this and react like this, to feel this and want thisOCO OCo but in terms of species-wide capacities: capabilities for action and imagination, liabilities for suffering and cruelty. The contributors approach OC the humanOCO with an awareness of these complexities and particularities, rendering this volume unique in its ability to build on anthropologyOCOs ethnographic expertise.