The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity (Hardcover)

The Philosophers' Gift: Reexamining Reciprocity By Marcel Hénaff, Jean-Louis Morhange (Translator) Cover Image
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For philosophers, the gift fascinates because it demands disinterested generosity. Yet anthropology offers another view. Reciprocity, rather than disinterestedness, H naff shows, is central to ceremonial giving, alliance, and the social bond. From actual gift practices, H naff develops an original and profound theory of symbolism, the social, and the relationship between self and other.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780823286478
ISBN-10: 0823286479
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English