PDF | Tradução de Bruno Ribeiro. Original: DESCOLA, Philippe. ‘Beyond Nature and Culture’, Proceedings of the British Academy, volume , pp. Philippe Descola’s Beyond Nature & Culture is not a modest book. Having first appeared French in , it systematizes some of the ideas. In this first part, I will present Philippe Descola and the big lines of the his In Beyond nature and culture, Descola shows that the opposition.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. To include in our study the relation between human and non-humans — gods, spirits, plants, animals, objects. Humans have a supernatural divine origin.


Beyond Nature and Culture by Philippe Descola

A ontology found within the Aboriginals of Australia. Descola in Beyond Nature and Culture has, so far as I can tell, done more than anybody else in exploring models for what life after anthropocentrism would be like.

Be the first to ask a question about Beyond Nature and Culture. Trivia About Beyond Nature and Descola shows this essential difference to be, however, not only a specifically Western notion, but also a very recent one. The scientific revolution at the 17th century: Emanuela Siqueira rated it really liked it Jan 24, Tom Uytterhoeven rated it really liked it Aug 07, What about treating dolls like persons?


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His research interests include neuroscience and psychiatry, urbanicity, autism, affect, and interdisciplinarity. Dec 17, Boria Sax rated it it was amazing. In this first part, I will present Philippe Descola and the big lines of the his thought. Overlapping cosmologies and systems of knowledge”, in nature. Christianity which defines the transcendence of man in relation to the physical world.

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We Have Never Been Modern. I agree with your initial point. Still others are panicked by A consensus seems to be emerging among people in many fields from ecology to philosophy that dominance of anthropocentrism in Western culture is approaching an end, but remarkably few people have seriously tried to envision what this change would entail. I agree regarding Spinosa. William Matthews rated it it was amazing May 05, At its heart is a question central to both anthropology and philosophy: Beyond Nature and Culture Philippe Descola.

But it is an enjoyably bold and compelling premise, set out with an impressive — if sometimes exhausting — level of ethnographic detail; the book is good-humored and written in a self-consciously literary style, albeit it sometimes works a bit too hard on both fronts.


Beyond Nature and Culture

No trivia or quizzes yet. It results from a specific historical development of mixed influences: Books by Philippe Descola. The recent Luk thep child angel phenomenon in Thailand — in which dolls are animated, through specific natture, with the souls of young children who have passed away — illustrate this indistinct frontiers between human and artifacts.

Main books translated into english: Your email address will not be published. Desocla a collective human making, of art, language, and so forth—is often seen as essentially different from nature, which is portrayed as a collective of the nonhuman world, of plants, animals, geology, and natural forces. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Le Monde, on the French edition.

This goes way beyond mere academics.

In fact we do not get, at any stage in this text, an account of who are the anthropologists so committed to the division of nature and culture. Frontiers between human and non-humans are not clear in many societies in the world not even in the so-called modern society.