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Patterns Of Thought In Africa And The West

Essays On Magic, Religion And Science

Patterns Of Thought In Africa And The West - Horton, Robin (university Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria) - ISBN: 9780521369268
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The anthropologist Robin Horton is widely regarded as one of the most creative and critical thinkers of his generation. This collection of some of his classic papers on African religion, written between l960 and l990, is also a wide-ranging enquiry into religious thought, particularly its relationship to aesthetic and scientific thought. Horton criticises recent orthodoxies in this area, and instead proposes an 'Intellectualist' alternative which stresses similarities between the religious and the scientific.

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Titel: Patterns Of Thought In Africa And The West
auteur: Horton, Robin (university Of Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: Nieuwe editie
Aantal pagina's: 484
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Studieboeken
Afmetingen: 227 x 153 x 30
Gewicht: 774 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780521369268
Intern nummer: 5585365

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'Horton is good to read - down to earth, sensible, himself widely and interestingly read, free of the phoney, and uncluttered by jargon.' Anthropological Forum

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Introduction; Part I. Beginnings: l. A definition of religion, and its uses; Part II. Mainly Critical: 2. Neo-Tylorianism: sound sense or sinister prejudice?; 3. Levy-Bruhl, Durkheim and the scientific revolution; 4. Back to Frazer?; 5. Professor Winch on safari; 6. Judaeo-Christian spectacles: boon or bane to the study of African religions?; Part III. Mainly Constructive: 7. African traditional thought and Western science; 8. Paradox and explanation: a reply to Mr Skorupski; 9. Tradition and modernity revisited; Postscript.

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