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Rethinking the human

Author: J Michelle Molina; Donald K Swearer; Susan Lloyd McGarry
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in world religions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In our globalized world, differing conceptions of human nature and human values raise questions as to whether universal and partisan claims and perspectives can be reconciled, and whether a  Read more...

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Rethinking the human.
Cambridge, Mass. : Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard Divinity School : Distributed by Harvard University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)754688433
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Michelle Molina; Donald K Swearer; Susan Lloyd McGarry
ISBN: 9780945454441 0945454449
OCLC Number: 456169815
Description: xi, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: An ambivalent philosophy of the the concrete / J. Michelle Molina --
Caregiving : the divided meaning of being human and the divided self of the caregiver / Arthur Kleinman --
The life of humans and the life of roaming spirits / Veena Das --
The secret of a woman of ninety : rethinking the very long life / Charles Hallisey --
Against universals : the dialects of (women's) human rights and human capabilities / Lila Abu-Lughod --
The haunted world of humanity : ritual theory from early China / Michael Puett.
Series Title: Studies in world religions.
Responsibility: edited by J. Michelle Molina and Donald K. Swearer with Susan Lloyd McGarry.

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Rather than affirm conceptions of the human, grounded in culture, biology or history, these writers move us to consider particular human beings in quotidian situations, struggling against defeat, Read more...

 
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