Four Lectures on Ethics
Distributed for HAU
The authors explore the ways we understand morality across many different cultural settings, asking questions such as: How do we recognize the ethical in different ethnographic worlds? What constitutes agency and awareness in everyday life? What might an anthropology of ordinary ethics look like? And what happens when ethics approaches the political in both Western and non-Western societies. Contrasting perspectives and methods—and yet in complimentary ways—this masterclass will serve as an essential guide for how an anthropology of ethics can be formulated in the twenty-first century.
1. Living as if it mattered
2. What does ordinary ethics look like?
3. Varieties of ethical stance
4. Troubled waters. At the confluence of ethics and politics