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Rethinking the Nature/Culture Divide

Public lecture at Chulalongkorn University


Rethinking the Nature/Culture DivideThe Institute of Research on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC) and the Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS), Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University present


A public lecture at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Rethinking the Nature/Culture Divide
By Philippe Descola
Professor at Collège de France, Chair in Anthropology of Nature

Discussants :

Notions such as ‘nature’ or ‘culture’ are the product of a particular historical process and express the specific distribution of ontological properties to beings in the world that the Moderns have devised. Other civilizations have adopted other systems of distribution, resulting in ontologies and principles of association between humans and non humans that differ widely from the one which emerged in Europe a few centuries ago. The challenge for the social sciences is to acknowledge this diversity, while retaining the ambition to explain it in non Eurocentric terms.

November 10 th 2017
Time 13.00-16.00.
Venue : Saranitet Conference Room, 2nd floor, Main Auditorium, Chulalongkorn University

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In partnership with the Collège de France, the Faculty of political Science of Chulalongkorn University, the Siamese Association of Sociologists and Anthropologists, (SASA), the French Embassy of Thailand.

19 October 2017