Moral, Believing Animals Hardback

Human Personhood and Culture

by Christian Smith;

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Moral, Believing Animals

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What kind of animals are human beings? And how do our visions of the human shape our theories of social action and institutions? In Moral, Believing Animals, Christian Smith offers innovative, challenging answers to these and other fundamental questions in sociological, cultural, and religious theory. Smith's work is based on the assumption (unfashionable in certain circles) that human beings have an identifiable and peculiar set of capacities and proclivities that distinguishes them significantly from other animals on this planet. Smith argues that all people are at bottom believers, whose lives, actions, and institutions are constituted, motivated, and governed by narrative traditions and moral orders on which they inescapably depend. This approach - which has profound consequences for how we think about knowledge, culture, social action, institutions, religion, and the task of social sciences - will be of interest to scholars in sociology, social theory, religious and cultural studies, psychology, and anthropology.

Moral, Believing Animals by Christian Smith was published by Oxford University Press Inc in June 2003. The ISBN for Moral, Believing Animals is 9780195162028.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (June 2003)
Number of Pages176
Thickness17 mm
Height216 mm
Width147 mm
Product Code4532492
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