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SAN5: Ethical life and the anthropology of the subject

The cross-cultural study of knowing, feeling and reasoning. The scope of this paper includes: the concept of belief in cross-cultural analysis; modes of thought and action relating to causality, accounting for and predicting events, and responsibility; the anthropology of world religion; indigenous knowledge systems; cultural constructions of the body and care, and concepts of the person; linguistic and cultural translation; the anthropology of emotions, subjectivity, and affect; anthropological perspectives on ethics and the place of ideas of the moral in anthropological theory.

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SAN5 Paper Guide

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