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Anthropology of Nature

Inaugural lecture delivered on Thursday 2 March 2001

Traduction de Liz Libbrecht

It looks as though the anthropology of nature is an oxymoron of sorts, given that for the past few centuries, nature has been characterized in the West by humans’ absence, and humans, by their capacity to overcome what is natural in them. But nature does not exist as a sphere of autonomous realities for all peoples. By positing a universal distribution of humans and non-humans in two separate ontological fields, we are for one quite ill equipped to analyse all those systems of objectificat...


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  • Éditeur : Collège de France
  • Collection : Leçons inaugurales
  • Lieu d’édition : Paris
  • Année d’édition : 2014
  • Publication sur OpenEdition Books : 08 juillet 2014
  • ISBN électronique : 9782722602823
Philippe Descola
Anthropology of Nature

Inaugural lecture delivered on Thursday 29 March 2001

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