The other side of freedom: On the sociality of ethics

@article{Miller2020TheOS,
  title={The other side of freedom: On the sociality of ethics},
  author={K. Miller and S. Lukes},
  journal={Anthropological Theory},
  year={2020},
  volume={20},
  pages={414 - 437}
}
The social character of ethics is best revealed by exploring the complex dynamics linking individuals’ freedom to moral requirements. In this article, we consider James Laidlaw’s influential proposal that an anthropology of ethics makes freedom central to what is distinctively ethical in human life, but we argue that it unduly restricts the proposed scope of anthropology. This account of freedom is both overly cognitive, focusing on reflection, viewed as involving distance, decision, reasoning… Expand
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