The Resource Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah

Label
Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality
Title
Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Professor Tambiah is one of the leading anthropologists of the day, particularly known for his penetrating and scholarly studies of Buddhism. In this accessible and illuminating book he deals with the classical opposition of magic with science and religion. He reviews the great debates in classical Judaism, early Greek science, Renaissance philosophy, the Protestant Reformation, and the scientific revolution, and then reconsiders the three major interpretive approaches to magic in anthropology: the intellectualist and evolutionary theories of Tylor and Frazer, Malinowski's functionalism, and Lévy-Bruhl's philosophical anthropology, which posited a distinction between mystical and logical mentalities. He follows with a wide-ranging and suggestive discussion of rationality and relativism and concludes with a discussion of new thinking in the history and philosophy of science, suggesting fresh perspectives on the classical opposition between science and magic
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DLC
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1929-2014
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tambiah, Stanley Jeyaraja
Index
index present
LC call number
GN345
LC item number
.T36 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lewis Henry Morgan lectures
Series volume
1984
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Rationalism
  • Rationalisme
  • Ethnologie
  • Culture
  • Ethnology
  • Magie
  • Wetenschap
  • Godsdienst
  • Rationaliteit
  • Magia
  • Religiao e ciencia
  • Magie
  • Religion
  • Ethnologie
  • Rationalisme
  • Kulturanthropologie
Label
Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of plates -- Foreword / Alfred Harris -- Acknowledgments -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780521376310
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89031436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19458622
  • (OCoLC)ocm19458622
Label
Magic, science, religion, and the scope of rationality, Stanley Jeyaraja Tambiah
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of plates -- Foreword / Alfred Harris -- Acknowledgments -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 187 pages
Isbn
9780521376310
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89031436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)19458622
  • (OCoLC)ocm19458622

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