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Introduction: Why There Should Be an Anthropology of Moralities

Abstract : There is probably no other field of enquiry in which the ‘otherness’ of human beings is as difficult to conceptualise as in the field of morals and values. Sometimes striking and difficult to accept, sometimes resembling our principles to the point that we become blind to their differences, values that underpin the others’ actions are difficult to grasp, understand and explain. Can we, as anthropologists, maintain both the distance required by objective science and the empathy required for the analysis of lived experiences when addressing the issue of morality? Can we preserve in our writings the dignity of other cultures...
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Monica Heintz. Introduction: Why There Should Be an Anthropology of Moralities. Monica Heintz. The Anthropology of Moralities, Berghahn Books, pp. 1-19, 2009. ⟨hal-02893345⟩

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