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World. An anthropological examination (Part 1)

Pina-Cabral, Joao (2014) World. An anthropological examination (Part 1). Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 4 (1). pp. 49-73. ISSN 2049-1115. E-ISSN 2049-1115. (doi:10.14318/hau4.1.002) (KAR id:50443)

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Abstract

Anthropologists often take recourse to the word “world” as if its meaning were selfevident,

perilously polysemic fashion. So, the question of “what world are we engaging?” imposes

question raises some of the fundamental perplexities that have haunted anthropological

established dichotomy between rather crude forms of realism and equally crude forms of

but that this is fully compatible with single-world ontology if we take into account the role

and for the centrality of personhood. It explores the implications of a form of minimal

question of world-forming, the matter of worldview.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.14318/hau4.1.002
Uncontrolled keywords: world, ontology, worldview, representation, intentionality, monism.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Joao de Pina Cabral
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 15:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:27 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/50443 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Pina-Cabral, Joao: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7180-4407
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