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The Rehabilitation of 'Human Nature'. Or Where Did Anthropology Go?

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LSE Public Lecture

Date: Thursday 24 February 2005
Time: 6:30pm
: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker:  Professor Maurice Bloch
Chair:  Professor Charles Stafford

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. Maurice 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.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.


Text of Professor Maurice Bloch's text: Where did anthropology Go? Or The need for "Human Nature" (PDF)