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The Ontological Hitchhiker's Guide

      Popularisation does not always get good press among anthropologists, but anyone who has never felt like shouting 'Kamoulox' in the middle of one of those sentences in which Philippe Descola manages to fit the terms 'ontogenesis' and 'solipsism' into the same sentence should throw the first stone. For although we at Casoar are convinced that anthropology is good for our health, it is often difficult to access for non-specialists and is, in the eyes of many, a discipline of insiders, not very welcoming. Yet, today more than ever, anthropology is necessary, even vital, to enable us to think about the world around us. This is why Casoar has decided to tackle with you today a particularly thorny and complex issue, but one that is so rich in lessons: the ontological turn.

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