During this round of Field Notes, we have invited four scholars to think through the implications of a turn toward ethics and morality in anthropology and to explore the paths down which ethics as a subject of inquiry has taken them in their research. How does a concern with ethics articulate with reconsiderations of epistemology and ontology? How do ethics become socially effective? How do we think an ethics which escapes the trap of what Elizabeth Povinelli calls “liberal empathy”?
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It is Aristotle who claimed the smallest number is two, not one—or, as Heidegger would write later in more existential terms, there is no being (Dasein) without... More
In his initial provocation, Hayder Al-Mohammad rightly suggests that we might situate ethics amid the being-with of everyday social life. He reminds us that whi... More
So far in this online exchange, we’ve read two distinctive perspectives on the theme of ethics. Hayder Al-Mohammad has an experience-near take, where ethics mus... More