Magic, Science and Religion and the Scope of Rationality

Magic, Science and Religion and the Scope of Rationality

by Stanley J. Tambiah
     
 

This accessible and illuminating book explores the classical opposition between magic, science and religion.See more details below

Overview

This accessible and illuminating book explores the classical opposition between magic, science and religion.

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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