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dc.contributor.authorMcKearney, Patricken
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-03T09:27:07Z
dc.date.available2016-06-03T09:27:07Z
dc.date.issued2016en
dc.identifier.issn0384-9694
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/256148
dc.description.abstractWhat part should description play in coming to judgment? Questions about genre have become more important in religious ethics as many seek to reform “thin” models of ethical arbitration by recourse to artistic, literary, and historical descriptions in their texts. In this book discussion, I explore what the consequences would be of pursuing this reform by turning to social anthropology—a discipline that relies on extensive empirical descriptions. I do this by considering the anthropology of ethics: a movement that seeks, for the first time, to devote systematic and sustained attention the moral lives of ethnographic informants. I focus on the ways that authors within this field attempt to arrive at more realistic portraits of the different ways societies play out the familiar ethical themes of freedom, responsibility, suffering and agency. In doing so, their work challenges religious ethicists to consider what ethical conversation across these differences would look like, and thus to reconsider the relationship between description and judgment in their work.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectanthropologyen
dc.subjectdescriptionen
dc.subjectethicsen
dc.subjectgenreen
dc.subjectfreedomen
dc.subjectjudgmenten
dc.subjectmoralityen
dc.subjectrisken
dc.subjecttragedyen
dc.subjectvalue conflicten
dc.titleThe Genre of Judgment. Description and Difficulty in the Anthropology of Ethicsen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the accepted manuscript. It is currently embargoed pending publication.en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Religious Ethicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.89
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-01-01en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016en
dc.contributor.orcidMcKearney, Patrick [0000-0001-8988-0101]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9795
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-08-05


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