By Hirokazu Miyazaki

The approach to Hope examines the connection among desire and information by way of investigating how desire is produced in numerous types of knowledge—Fijian, philosophical, anthropological. The publication discusses the wish entailed in quite a lot of Fijian wisdom practices resembling archival study, reward giving, Christian church rituals, and company practices, and compares it with the concept that of desire within the paintings of philosophers similar to Immanuel Kant, Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, and Richard Rorty.

The booklet participates in on-going debates in social conception approximately tips to reclaim the class of desire in innovative proposal. The e-book marks an important departure from different such efforts via combining a close ethnographic research of the construction of desire in Fijian wisdom practices with an resourceful examining of recognized philosophical texts. the purpose is to carve out an area for a brand new form of dating among anthropology and philosophy.

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