Author: William Yaworsky

William Yaworsky recently retired from his position as Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Anthropology, Human Rights, and Hume’s Guillotine

While reading the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) Declaration on Anthropology and Human Rights, I found myself in a situation similar to that confronted by David Hume some centuries ago. Hume, on reading the leading moral philosophers of his day, outlines the problem in these terms: In every system of morality, which I have hitherto met […]

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