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Other Intentions

Cultural Contexts and the Attribution of Inner States

Edited by Lawrence Rosen

Other Intentions1995. 264 pp., notes, references, index, 6 x 91995. 264 pp., notes, references, index, 6 x 9

The authors argue that although intentionality might appear to be a wholly abstract phenomenon, it is deeply entwined with the nature and distribution of power, the portrayal of events, the assessment of personhood, the interplay of trust and deception, and the assessment of moral and legal responsibility.


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Contributors: Leonard V. Kaplan, Catherine Lutz, Robert A. Paul, Amelie Oksenberg Rorty, Lawrence Rosen, Marilyn Strathern, Eugene Vance, Roy Wagner, Kay B. Warren

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  • “An impressive collection of original and stimulating articles.”
    Alessandro Duranti, UCLA
  • “[This book] is perhaps the first anthropological study to take intention as its central concern… The virtue of the book … lies in seeing what highly skilled anthropologists and others find when they look naively for acts that involved the attribution of intention in societies they know well… [T]he volume contains the beginnings of a mapping out of cultural representations, and that task … is challenging and important.”
    T. M. Luhrmann, American Anthropologist Vol. 98, no. 3 (September 1996)

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