Webb Keane

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John Rich Professor, professor of anthropology

218-B West Hall, 1085 S. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1107

Office Location(s): 218-B West Hall
Phone: 734.763.0549
Fax: 734.763.6077

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Southeast Asian Studies
    • ? Interdisciplinary Program in Anthropology and History
    • ? Program in Culture and Cognition
  • About

    “Ethical Life”

    Natural and social sciences have long posed hard problems for familiar ways of thinking about ethics and morality. If our actions can be explained by causes beyond our will or awareness, does this mean we’re not responsible for them? What then becomes of our understanding of good lives and bad deeds? What place should cultural differences and historical change play in our understanding of ethics and morality? The book Ethical Life, aims to reconstruct an empirical approach to ethics in a dialogue between ethnography and its neighbors in history, psychology, and philosophy.

  • Education
    • PhD, AM University of Chicago, BA Yale College