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European dispute over the concept of man, a study in political anthropology, Michał Gierycz

European dispute over the concept of man, a study in political anthropology, Michał Gierycz
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-501)
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
European dispute over the concept of man
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Responsibility statement
Michał Gierycz
Series statement
Contributions to political science
Sub title
a study in political anthropology
The book represents original research in a field of study rarely pursued while analysing the intellectual dimensions of disputes over ethically sensitive issues that occur in European Union politics. These disputes are generally analysed at ideological, ethical, economic and interstate levels. However, these references do not suffice in understanding the issue, which is related to a divergent perception of the essence of humanity and thus the subject matter of anthropology. The main research objective of the monograph is therefore to reconstruct the sources and the specific European Union way of thinking about the human being. Methodologically, the book expands the understanding of political anthropology within political science and presents a range of suitable instruments for pursuing anthropological research. At the theoretical level, it proposes an anthropological typology of the main currents of European political thought and reveals their prominence for the anthropological orientation of the EU's axiology. Empirically, it provides an analysis of the anthropological features of European Union institutions and policies in addition to discussing the relation between the axiological and anthropological positions of the main political and national groups within the EU
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I: Political anthropology and studies in political science -- 2. Anthropologies and their relationships -- 3. Political anthropologies -- 4. Towards a politological approach to political anthropology -- Part II: The anthropological dispute in European political thought -- 5. Two visions of politics and two visions of man -- 6. Constrained anthropology -- 7. Unconstrained anthropology -- 8. The anthropology of late modernity -- Part III: EU political disputes in the anthropological perspective -- 9. Around morality policy -- 10. Anthropological pillars of EU politics -- 11. Anthropological analysis of the language and contents of EU documents -- 12. Anthropological analysis of EU decision-making processes -- 13. Conclusion.
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