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Re: [xmca] "Creature Consciousness," "Heil Heidegger!," etc.

Here it is. Was waiting for you at the library

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 10:15 AM, Martin Packer <packer@duq.edu> wrote:

> This, just published, looks to be of interest to some people here. Anyone
> have access?
> Martin
> Anthropological Theory 2009;9 235-251
> Where thought belongs
> An anthropological critique of the project of philosophy
> Michael D. Jackson
> mjackson@hds.harvard.edu
> Adorno, Arendt, Badiou, Derrida, Heidegger and Rorty have variously called
> for radically new conceptions of philosophy, but none has made a case for
> turning from the historical and genealogical past to the anthropological
> present. Taking the view that thought cannot escape the impress of a
> thinker’s immediate situation, this article invokes the phenomenological
> notions of lifeworld and lebensphilosophie to explore the social spaces
> where thought arises and transpires. Beginning with Hannah Arendt’s
> conception of thinking as grounded in the vita activa rather than the vita
> contemplativa, it is suggested that ethnographic method provides a
> compelling way of realizing her vision of thought as inextricably political
> and tied to events — expressions of the power relations between human
> subjects, and between private and public realms.
> <http://ant.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/9/3/235>
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