Anth 146 Notes 11.20

Anth 146 Notes 11.20 - Genesis: What is it that made us...

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Genesis: What is it that made us finally human? Moral consciousness as a result of distinguishing between good and evil, leading to the ability to make choices, and be responsible for those choices Primo-Levi 2 Lives: 1. Physical Life - animal/base life 2. Cultural Life - sense of self life Consecrated the prisoners in Aushvitz by taking away the ability to choose, took away everything about their sense of self Dualism: how does it result in individuality that we as Americans know? We become self contained, as we can only be sure of our own existence --> we only care about what happens to us Choice of a woman: the understanding in a social way that a woman has a right to choose - not talking about the exercising of that choice The government saying that the right is there or not Abortion debate TM Wants to make 2 points Abortion can be related to sacrifice Abortion issue is so important in the US because of our need to see abortion in a dualistic manner When you look at how things really are on either side, you see crossover
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