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language of expression: French
educated at: École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud
occupation: anthropologist, professor
award received: CNRS Gold medal, Commander of the Legion of Honour, International Cosmos Prize, CNRS silver medal, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Philippe Descola, FBA (born 19 June 1949) is a French anthropologist noted for studies of the Achuar, one of several Jivaroan peoples, and for his contributions to anthropological theory.
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