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The Ontological Turn by Martin Holbraad

Title The Ontological Turn
Author Martin Holbraad
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2017-03-23
Category Social Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1107103886
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book provides the first systematic presentation of anthropology's 'ontological turn', placing it in the landscape of contemporary social theory.

Diffractive Ethnography by Jessica Smartt Gullion

Title Diffractive Ethnography
Author Jessica Smartt Gullion
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-04-30
Category Psychology
Total Pages 172
ISBN 1351044974
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Across intellectual disciplines, the ontological turn is restructuring how we think about our relationships with the natural world. Influenced by the seemingly disparate realms of indigenous philosophy and quantum physics, the turn invites us to think about intra-actions and assemblages of human and nonhuman entities. This raises epistemological questions about how we know about the world, and spotlights some of the problems with how we currently do conventional social science research. Diffractive Ethnography invites social scientists to consider alternate methodologies that account for the complexity of human behavior situated in larger environmental contexts. For both novice and experienced researchers, this thought-provoking book opens new ways of thinking about methodology and raises questions about the ethical and justice orientations of our work.

The Ontological Turn by Moltke S. Gram

Title The Ontological Turn
Author Moltke S. Gram
Publisher
Release 1974
Category
Total Pages 314
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Fostering the Ontological Turn
Author Rosaria Egidi
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release 2013-05-02
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 274
ISBN 3110325985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gustav Bergmann (1906-1987) was, arguably, one of the greatest ontologists of the twentieth century. In 2006 and 2007, after a period of relative neglect, international conferences devoted solely to Bergmann's work were held at the University of Iowa in the USA, Université de Provence in France, and Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Italy. The fifteen papers collected in this volume were presented at the third of these conferences, in Rome, and are here divided into three sections: "Categories of a realistic ontology", "World, mind, and relations", "Metaphysics of space and time".

Title Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference
Author Bjørn Enge Bertelsen
Publisher Springer
Release 2017-01-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 312
ISBN 331940475X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book explores how one measures and analyzes human alterity and difference in an interconnected and ever-globalizing world. This book critically assesses the impact of what has often been dubbed ‘the ontological turn’ within anthropology in order to provide some answers to these questions. In doing so, the book explores the turn’s empirical and theoretical limits, accomplishments, and potential. The book distinguishes between three central strands of the ontological turn, namely worldviews, materialities, and politics. It presents empirically rich case studies, which help to elaborate on the potentiality and challenges which the ontological turn’s perspectives and approaches may have to offer.

Fostering the Ontological Turn by Bonino, Guido. Edited by

Title Fostering the Ontological Turn
Author Bonino, Guido. Edited by
Publisher
Release 2008
Category Ontology
Total Pages 274
ISBN 9783110325997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Main description: Gustav Bergmann (1906-1987) was, arguably, one of the greatest ontologists of the twentieth century. In 2006 and 2007, after a period of relative neglect, international conferences devoted solely to Bergmann's work were held at the University of Iowa in the USA, Université de Provence in France, and Università degli Studi di Roma Tre in Italy. The fifteen papers collected in this volume were presented at the third of these conferences, in Rome, and are here divided into three sections: "Categories of a realistic ontology", "World, mind, and relations", "Metaphysics of space and time"

Tense and Truthmaking by Elliott M. Risch

Title Tense and Truthmaking
Author Elliott M. Risch
Publisher
Release 2015
Category Electronic books
Total Pages 42
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The vogue position among many philosophers and physicists is that the perceptual appearance of tensed properties, e.g. was past, is present and will be future, involves a perceptual illusion at a certain level of complexity within our physical system. This position leads to the problem of tense, where the truth of judgments based upon tensed properties is called into question. After appraising several received solutions to the problem of tense, I argue that each is guilty of implicitly assuming a certain estimation of what counts as a truth-maker for tensed judgments. This estimation is reliant upon an entailment relation holding between linguistic representations and states of affairs in the world. Following John Heil, I reject the amicability of such an entailment relation holding in the act of truthmaking. Finally, building upon Heil's own work in the study of truthmaking, I argue that tensed properties and the judgments that follow from their perception could be made true by the physical processes that bring about the appearance of these properties. In the competition of this task, I provide a new solution to the problem of tense.

On the Emic Gesture by Iracema H. Dulley

Title On the Emic Gesture
Author Iracema H. Dulley
Publisher Routledge
Release 2019-03-29
Category Social Science
Total Pages 158
ISBN 0429854056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Roy Wagner’s work deals with two fundamental issues in anthropology: how to describe difference, and where to place it in anthropological discourse. His discussion and displacement of anthropological concepts such as ‘group’ and ‘culture’ in the 1970s and 1980s have arguably encouraged a deconstructive undertaking in the discipline. Yet Wagner’s work, although part of the radicalizing move of the 1970s and 1980s in anthropology, was until some years ago not a central reference for anthropological theory. The question Dulley asks throughout her engagement with Wagner’s main essays is whether it is possible for the emic gesture to account for difference within difference without falling into the closure of totalization. Wagner’s work contains this potentiality but is hindered by its very foundation: the emic gesture, in which difference is circumscribed through a name that others. If this gesture is one of the pillars of anthropology, and one that allows for the inscription of difference, the reflection proposed in this book concerns anthropology as a whole: How can one inscribe difference within difference? Dulley argues that this can only be accomplished through an erasure of the emic. Offering a comprehensive discussion of Wagner’s concepts and a detailed reading of his most important work, this book will be of interest to anyone who wishes to reflect on the relationship between ethnography and difference, and especially those who in various ways engage with the ‘ontological turn’. As the book reflects on how Derridean différance can be appropriated by anthropology in its search for subtler and more critical ethnographic accounts, anthropologists interested in post-structuralist theory and methodology will also find it useful.

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