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    Limits in Wittgenstein and in Anthropology: comment on Nigel Rapport's 'Anthropology through Levinas: Knowing the Uniqueness of Ego and the Mystery of Otherness'


    Maguire, Mark (2015) Limits in Wittgenstein and in Anthropology: comment on Nigel Rapport's 'Anthropology through Levinas: Knowing the Uniqueness of Ego and the Mystery of Otherness'. Current Anthropology, 56. pp. 268-269. ISSN 0011-3204

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    Abstract

    Nigel Rapport must be congratulated for this sophisticated essay on the nature of the pre- or nontextual sphere of human life. He challenges a long intellectual arc in which the symbolic and language-based dimensions of collective life have been foregrounded and treated as determining at the expense of self-conscious, reflexive persons. He does not, however, erect a straw anthropological man fashioned out of discursive determinism; rather, it is a version of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy that he attacks. And his theoretical concerns fold into questions about writing: he uses Stirner and Levinas contra Wittgenstein to attend to a richness and beauty in human life that have often been left unattended.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Wittgenstein; Anthropology; Levinas;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Anthropology
    Item ID: 8353
    Depositing User: Mark Maguire
    Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2017 14:22
    Journal or Publication Title: Current Anthropology
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Refereed: Yes
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