Magic, Science and Religion and the Scope of Rationality

Magic, Science and Religion and the Scope of Rationality

by Stanley J. Tambiah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521374863

ISBN-13: 9780521374866

Pub. Date: 03/22/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Three major interpretative approaches to magic in anthropology follow a review of the great debates in classical Judaism, early Greek science, Renaissance philosophy, the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution.

Overview

Three major interpretative approaches to magic in anthropology follow a review of the great debates in classical Judaism, early Greek science, Renaissance philosophy, the Protestant Reformation and the Scientific Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521374866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/22/1990
Series:
Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; Foreword Alfred Harris; Acknowledgements; 1. Magic, science and religion in Western thought: anthropology's intellectual legacy; 2. Anthropology's intellectual legacy (continued); 3. Sir Edward Tylor versus Bronislaw Malinowski: is magic false science or meaningful performance?; 4. Malinowski's demarcations and his exposition of the magical art; 5. Multiple orderings of reality: the debate initiated by Lévy-Bruhl; 6. Rationality, relativism, the translation and commensurability of cultures; 7. Modern science and its extensions; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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