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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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By the Will of Others or By One's Own Action?

By the Will of Others or By One's Own Action?

(p.69) Chapter 4By the Will of Others or By One's Own Action?
Toward an Anthropology of the Will

Linda C. Garro

Stanford University Press

This chapter contains a brief review of some relevant literature by American scholars that mostly reference to American cultural settings. This literature ranges from viewing will as universal psychological phenomena and others discuss some features of willing that can be found within a certain sociocultural milieu. This chapter also reveals the variable and dynamic nature of assessments and attributions of volitional states in connection to events within the social world.

Keywords:   American cultural settings, will, features of willing, sociocultural milieu, volitional states

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