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The rehabilitation of 'human nature'. Or where did anthropology go?

Anthropology must not shy away from the study of human nature as its ultimate and central aim. The reasons why the subject has moved away from this purpose are legitimate, but of far more limited import than first believed.

Professor Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will explore issues raised by the study of human nature in a public lecture at LSE on Thursday 24 February.

Professor Bloch will plead for cooperation between disciplines such as cognitive psychology and social anthropology.

Maurice Bloch is professor of anthropology at LSE. He was elected a fellow of the British Academy in 1990 and European professor at the Collège de France for 2005-06.

Professor Charles Stafford, LSE, will chair this event.

The Rehabilitation of 'Human Nature'. Or Where Did Anthropology Go? is on Thursday 24 February at 6.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.


To request a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.Winterstein@lse.ac.uk

14 February 2005