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Published: 10 July 2019

392 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190846466

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The Normative Animal?

On the Anthropological Significance of Social, Moral, and Linguistic Norms

Edited by Neil Roughley and Kurt Bayertz

Foundations of Human Interaction

  • Approaches three key areas of human life where normativity appears central and asks after the relations between the forms of normativity and their significance for understanding human uniqueness
  • Combines contributions from experts in developmental and comparative psychology, primatology, cultural anthropology, ethnolinguistics, and philosophy who have collaborated for years on this subject
  • Disciplinary collaboration enables investigations of onto- or phylogenetic proto-forms of the various dimensions of normativity, as well as of the diversity of their manifestations within human societies
  • Poses questions never before asked in literature on the subject

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