Existential anthropology: what could it be? An interpretation of Heidegger

Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal 4 (2) (2014)
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Based on an interpretation of the work of martin Heidegger, this article o ers a shi away om social and cultural anthropology, which explores sociocultural aspects, and also om general anthropology, which aims to summarise all dimensions of human being. the author de nes the speci city of existential anthropology: observing and conceiving human beings as they exist and continue to exist towards death. With a few twists in relation to Heidegger’s thought, the author discusses what is theoretically and methodologically at stake in this per‐ spective, opening existential anthropology to a large empirical eld.

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P. Michael Albert
Florida State University


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