|8 Mar 2012||2:30pm - 4:30pm||CRASSH|
Dr James Laidlaw (Social Anthropology, King's College)
Dr Hallvard Lillehammer (Philosophy, Churchill College)
In both disciplines there has been, over the last decade or so, a growing trend for authors to draw on the published works of scholars in the other discipline, although this trend has yet to result in systematic dialogue and discussion across these fields. The aim of our course is to create a forum of collaboration in which philosophers and social anthropologists can address questions of mutual interest in a focused and structured way. A further aim is to facilitate the production of a collection of original essays by contemporary social anthropologists and moral philosophers currently working on a range of topics at the interface of the two disciplines. The aim of this collection will be to make conceptual and normative work in moral philosophy more easily available to front-line social anthropologists, as well as to make state-of?the?art work in ethnography and anthropological theory available to contemporary moral philosophers.