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As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Michael Jackson


Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead focused on the commonalities of human experience? Would this effort bring philosophers and anthropologists closer together? Would it lead to greater insights across historical and cultural divides? In As Wide as the World Is Wise, Michael Jackson encourages philosophers and anthropologists to mine the space between localized and globalized perspectives, to resolve empirically the distinctions between ... More

Keywords: Philosophy, Anthropology, Philosophical anthropology, Local, Global, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231178280
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jackson, author
Harvard Divinity School