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Primitive Man as Philosopher by Paul Radin

Primitive Man as Philosopher

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Primitive Man as Philosopher by Paul Radin
Feb 21, 2017 | ISBN 9781590177686
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“Paul Radin’s neglected classic.” —Clifford Geertz, The Antioch Review

“By skillful use of texts from native informants and his own colorful prose, I believe [Radin] succeeds well enough so that the book is a landmark. . . . [Radin] is a fertile and imaginative scholar who can be infuriating but never dull . . . full of rich ideas.” —Evon Z. Vogt, American Anthropologist

“Radin’s approach to anthropology [was widespread], ranging from culture, ritual, myth and religion, to history, social theory, law and language.” —E.O. James, Folklore
“By linking modes of thought and conduct with social types, Radin developed some leads towards a social anthropology of knowledge.” —Edward Rose, American Sociological Review
“A minor masterpiece of the Americanist tradition.” —Regna Darnell
“[Primitive Man as Philosopher] did more than any other [book] to dispel the mischievous notion that human beings in small, technologically simple cultures exist at a dead level of uniformity and conformity.” —New York Herald Tribune
“Excellent.” —Nature (London)
“A significant addition to the body of work that deals with the nature of religion.” —The New Republic

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