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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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In the Midst of Action

In the Midst of Action

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(p.28) Chapter 2In the Midst of Action
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Toward an Anthropology of the Will
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C. Jason Throop

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804768870.003.0002

This chapter discusses a phenomenologically grounded approach to willing based on Henri Burgson, Paul Ricoeur, and Alfred Schutz's writings. It claims that this approach to willing can have a significant impact in informing anthropological theorizing and research, due to the assumptions related to a number of distinct phenomenal aspects of willing. It also proposes three experiential correlates of willing: sense of own-ness, anticipation/goal directedness, and effortful-ness.

Keywords:   willing, Henri Burgson, Paul Ricoeur, Alfred Schutz, phenomenal aspects, own-ness, effortful-ness, goal directedness, anticipation

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