Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion Hardback

by Brian R. Clack;


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Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion

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Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion expounds and analyses the argument of Wittgenstein's Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough . It details the reasons for Wittgenstein's rejection of the intellectualist theory of religion, and suggests a new interpretation of his rival view of ritual. Denying that Wittgenstein's account is straightforwardly expressivist, the author builds his own interpretation on Wittgenstein's claim that magic is akin to metaphysics. In the course of the book, the author considers such matters as expressivism, 'perspicuous representation', the nature of human sacrifice, and Wittgenstein's cultural pessimism.

Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion by Brian R. Clack was published by Palgrave USA in January 1999. The ISBN for Wittgenstein, Frazer and Religion is 9780312216429.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave USA (January 1999)
Edition1999 ed.
Weight363g
Number of Pages200
Thickness21 mm
Height235 mm
Width155 mm
ISBN9780312216429
ISBN-100312216424
Product Code4450319
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