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The Mythology in Our Language.

Author: Stephan Palmié; Giovanni da Col; Ludwig Wittgenstein
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] HAU Books 2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous Remarks on Frazer's “Golden Bough.". At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact--continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms, like mana, taboo, and potlatch, in order to help them explore the limits of human belief and imagination. Now the book receives its first translation by an anthropologist, in the hope that it can  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Palmié; Giovanni da Col; Ludwig Wittgenstein
ISBN: 9780990505068 0990505065
OCLC Number: 1193105729
Language Note: English.
Accession No: (DE-627)1703261941 (DE-599)KEP046250964 (OCoLC)1193105729
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource ( p.))

Abstract:

In 1931 Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote his famous Remarks on Frazer's “Golden Bough.". At that time, anthropology and philosophy were in close contact--continental thinkers drew heavily on anthropology's theoretical terms, like mana, taboo, and potlatch, in order to help them explore the limits of human belief and imagination. Now the book receives its first translation by an anthropologist, in the hope that it can kick-start a new era of interdisciplinary fertilization. Wittgenstein's remarks on ritual, magic, religion, belief, ceremony, and Frazer's own logical presuppositions are as lucid and thought-provoking now as they were in Wittgenstein's day. Anthropologists find themselves asking many of the same questions as Wittgenstein--and in a reflection of that, this volume is fleshed out with a series of engagements from some of the world's leading anthropologists, including Veena Das, David Graeber, Wendy James, Heonik Kwon, Michael Lambek, Michael Puett, and Carlo Severi.

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