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Toward an Anthropology of the Will$
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Keith M. Murphy and C. Jason Throop

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780804768870

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.001.0001

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Willing Contours: Locating Volition in Anthropological Theory

Willing Contours: Locating Volition in Anthropological Theory

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(p.1) Chapter 1Willing Contours: Locating Volition in Anthropological Theory
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Toward an Anthropology of the Will
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Keith M. Murphy

C. Jason Throop

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.003.0001

This chapter is concerned with an analysis of the etymology of the English term “will,” which is used to emphasize some possible sedimented assumptions with its meaning in English-speaking European and North American academic communities. It takes a look at two general philosophical approaches to the will and examines the will in early modern social theory. From here the chapter turns to anthropology to study two of the most generative approaches to willing in modern culture theory: practice theoretical and psychocultural variants of anthropology. Finally, the chapter discusses the preceding chapters in terms of the four different themes that recur throughout the book.

Keywords:   will, modern social theory, modern culture theory, generative approaches, practice theoretical variant, psychocultural variant

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