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Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West : Essays on Magic, Religion and Science

Author: Robin Horton
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robin Horton's classic essays on African religion are also about human religious thought generally, and its relationship to scientific thought. His 'Intellectualist' approach, which criticises  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Patterns of Thought in Africa and the West
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Horton
ISBN: 9781139166232 1139166239
OCLC Number: 939870190
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 06 Mar 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (484 p.) : digital, PDF file(s)
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Robin Horton.
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