Symbol and Theory John Skorupski

ISBN: 9780521272520

Published: March 31st 1983

Paperback

284 pages


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Symbol and Theory  by  John Skorupski

Symbol and Theory by John Skorupski
March 31st 1983 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 284 pages | ISBN: 9780521272520 | 5.22 Mb

Anthropologists have always been concerned with the difference between traditional (or primitive) and scientific modes of thought and with the relationships between magic, religion and science. John Skorupski distinguishes two broadly opposedMoreAnthropologists have always been concerned with the difference between traditional (or primitive) and scientific modes of thought and with the relationships between magic, religion and science.

John Skorupski distinguishes two broadly opposed approaches to these problems: the intellectualist regards primitive systems of thought and actions as cosmologies, comparable to scientific theory, which emerge and persist as attempts to control the natural world- the symbolist regards them as essentially representative or expressive of the pattern of social relations in the culture in which they exist.

Dr Skorupski considers in particular the notions of ritual, ceremony and symbol. He shows how their understanding involves and suggests more general philosophical problems of relativism, interpretation, translation, and the connections between belief and action.

These are difficult and important problems and require an unusual combination of imagination and interdisciplinary exercise. This book is intended especially for philosophers, social anthropologists, social theorists and students of comparative religion.



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