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The Resource Ethical life : its natural and social histories, Webb Keane

Ethical life : its natural and social histories, Webb Keane

Label
Ethical life : its natural and social histories
Title
Ethical life
Title remainder
its natural and social histories
Statement of responsibility
Webb Keane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in another. Does ethical life arise from human nature itself? Is it a universal human trait? Or is it a product of one's cultural and historical context? Webb Keane offers a new approach to the empirical study of ethical life that reconciles these questions, showing how ethics arise at the intersection of human biology and social dynamics. Drawing on the latest findings in psychology, conversational interaction, ethnography, and history, Ethical Life takes readers from inner city America to Samoa and the Inuit Arctic to reveal how we are creatures of our biology as well as our history--and how our ethical lives are contingent on both. Keane looks at Melanesian theories of mind and the training of Buddhist monks, and discusses important social causes such as the British abolitionist movement and American feminism. He explores how styles of child rearing, notions of the person, and moral codes in different communities elaborate on certain basic human tendencies while suppressing or ignoring others. Certain to provoke debate, Ethical Life presents an entirely new way of thinking about ethics, morals, and the factors that shape them."--
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, Webb
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Ethics
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SCIENCE
  • Ethics
  • Ethics, Evolutionary
  • Ethics
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Anthropologie
  • Ethik
  • Geschichte
  • Kulturanthropologie
  • Sozialethik
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Theoriendynamik
  • Vergleichende Forschung
  • Verhaltenspsychologie
  • Weltordnung
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Structures, Social Interaction, Population, Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Label
Ethical life : its natural and social histories, Webb Keane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Natures -- Introduction: Ethical affordances, awareness, and actions -- Psychologies of ethics -- Part Two: Interactions -- Selves and others -- Problematizing interaction -- Ethical types -- Part Three: Histories -- Awareness and change -- Making morality in religion -- Making morality in political revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn919297156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 825592
  • 22573/ctt1h4fxzz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919297156
Label
Ethical life : its natural and social histories, Webb Keane
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One: Natures -- Introduction: Ethical affordances, awareness, and actions -- Psychologies of ethics -- Part Two: Interactions -- Selves and others -- Problematizing interaction -- Ethical types -- Part Three: Histories -- Awareness and change -- Making morality in religion -- Making morality in political revolution -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn919297156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 289 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873593
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 825592
  • 22573/ctt1h4fxzz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)919297156

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