Place, commonality and the human: towards a new philosophical anthropology

Combining historical and conceptual approaches, this project aims to develop a new philosophical anthropology that centres on understanding human beings in terms of both place and commonality. This account will provide the basis for a rethought conception of the ethical that is bound to human life and that understands the ethical as essentially a matter of judgment rather than prescriptive rule. Given the centrality of the concept of the human to any thinking about our contemporary situation, the project will have both an applied and interdisciplinary relevance.

Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Andrew Benjamin; Jeffery Malpas
School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies