Anth 146 Notes 9.15

Anth 146 Notes 9.15 - Our decisions are made in the company...

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Our decisions are made in the company of others, therefore we have a certain social constraint on us Gahuku Gama - nondualism - no mind-body split between them Among them, the division is extremely blurred - difficulty drawing an exact line between mind and body The two are always together - spirit is registered in the body - extremely different than Descartes, who believed in dualism Gahuku Gama express sentiments called "moral" constitute a morality Say things like "help others so they will help you", "give food to those who visit you so they will think well of you", " it is good to obey elders" The "good" thing to do for them Don't say Homicide is wrong, but do say that they should not kill someone in their own clan Don't say adultery is wrong, but do say that they should not commit adultery with their clansman's wife Anyone outside of clan, they can violate the rules In one case the rules are universal, but in the case of the Gahuku Gama the rules only apply in their own clan Equality is key among them , since their identity is the clan and not the individual , it is terrible to violate that Body is grasped in terms of the spirit, in terms of the ethos of the clan. The body is grasped in
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course ANTH 146 taught by Professor Evens during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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Anth 146 Notes 9.15 - Our decisions are made in the company...

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