Human Nature as Capacity: Transcending Discourse and by Nigel Rapport

By Nigel Rapport

What is it to be human? What are our particularly human attributes, our capacities and liabilities? Such questions gave delivery to anthropology as an Enlightenment technology. This booklet argues that it's back applicable to carry "the human" to the fore, to reclaim the singularity of the observe as primary to the anthropological undertaking, now not at the foundation of the substance of a human nature – "To be human is to behave like this and react like this, to consider this and need this" – yet by way of species-wide capacities: services for motion and mind's eye, liabilities for ache and cruelty. The participants process "the human" with an knowledge of those complexities and particularities, rendering this quantity designated in its skill to construct on anthropology's ethnographic expertise.

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