Many humanists are now interested in what social sciences can bring to philosophy and social theory and particularly how anthropological work challenges notions of foundational views of human nature, rationality, or ontology.
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Veena Das is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the Department of Comparative Thought and Literature at the Johns Hopkins University. Her most recent books are Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary (2007), Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty (2015), Four Lectures on Ethics (c-authored, 2015) She has also edited or co-edited several books on the themes of social suffering, living and dying in the contemporary world, and on the relation between philosophy and anthropology. Das is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Academy of Scientists from Developing Societies. She has received honorary doctorates from the Universality of Chicago, University of Edinburgh, University of Bern, and from Durham University. In 2015, she received the Nessim Habib prize from the University of Geneva.