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Believing and acting : the pragmatic turn in comparative religion and ethics

Author: G Scott Davis
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How should religion and ethics be studied if we want to understand what people believe and why they act the way they do? An energetic guide to the study of religion and ethics, rejecting theories  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Scott Davis
ISBN: 9780199583904 0199583900
OCLC Number: 749871256
Description: 234 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Believing and acting: the allure of method in the study of religion --
Peirce and the legacy of pragmatism --
Ethics, religion, and the limits of empiricism --
Richard Rorty and the pragmatic turn in the study of religion --
"Gay fine colours": cognitive science and the study of religion --
The base of design: relativism and fieldwork in contemporary anthropology --
Explaining innovation: from the history of art to comparative ethics and religion --
From comparisons to cases: pragmatism and the politics of virtue.
Other Titles: Believing & acting
Responsibility: G. Scott Davis.
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Davis has certainly created an interesting read that, as we debate cognitive studies and the legacy of postmodernism, offers important and timely reflections for the field. * Joseph Wiinikka-Lydon, Read more...

 
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