Nouvelle parution d'un ouvrage de Andrew Brandel et Marco Motta avec la collaboration de Michael Cordey.
This volume examines an often taken for granted concept—that of the concept itself. How do we picture what concepts are, what they do, how they arise in the course of everyday life? Challenging conventional approaches that treat concepts as mere tools at our disposal for analysis, or as straightforwardly equivalent to signs to be deciphered, the anthropologists and philosophers in this volume turn instead to the ways concepts are already intrinsically embedded in our forms of life and how they constitute the very substrate of our existence as humans who lead lives in language.
Attending to our ordinary lives with concepts requires not an ascent from the rough ground of reality into the skies of theory, but rather acceptance of the fact that thinking is congenital to living with and through concepts. The volume offers a critical and timely intervention into both contemporary philosophy and anthropological theory by unsettling the distinction between thought and reality that continues to be too often assumed and showing how the supposed need to grasp reality may be replaced by an acknowledgement that we are in its grip.
Avec les contributions de : Jocelyn Benoist, Veena Das, Sandra Laugier, Michael Puett, Andrew Brandel, Michael Cordey, Michael D. Jackson, Michael Lambek, Marco Motta, Lotte Buch Segal, Rasmus Dyring et Thomas Schwarz Wentzer.
New York: Fordham University Press, Coll. Thinking from Elsewhere, 2021
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