Labirint Ozon. Magic, Science, and Religion, and Other Essays. Bronislaw Malinowski. No writer of our times has done more than Bronislaw Malinowski to bring together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living and the cool abstractions of science. His pages have become an almost indispensable link between the knowing of exotic and remote people as we know our own neighbors and brothers, and conceptual and theoretical knowledge about mankind.
Magic Science and Religion and Other Essays
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Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski 7 April - 16 May was an anthropologist whose writings on ethnography, social theory, and field research were a lasting influence on the discipline of anthropology. Du kanske gillar. Argonauts of the Western Pacific. Baloma Bronislaw Malinowski Inbunden.
Magic, Science, and Religion
Have you ever wondered why magical knowledge is forbidden, and yet pervasive in our culture at different times? Have you paused to consider what claims religion can make about human affairs, the natural world or the supernatural? Have you ever asked why science commands such authority and even awe? Or have you wondered how religion has at times driven on scientific inquiry and, at other times, curiously dismissed robust scientific theories? This seminar explores these questions by looking at the ways that three ways of understanding our world—magic, religion and science—have intersected in surprising and creative ways in our culture.
In , he was given a chance to travel to New Guinea accompanying anthropologist Robert Ranulph Marett , but as World War I broke out and Malinowski was an Austrian subject, and thereby an enemy of the British commonwealth , he was unable to travel back to England. The Australian government nonetheless provided him with permission and funds to undertake ethnographic work within their territories and Malinowski chose to go to the Trobriand Islands , in Melanesia where he stayed for several years, studying the indigenous culture. Upon his return to England after the war, he published his main work Argonauts of the Western Pacific , which established him as one of the most important anthropologists in Europe of that time. He took posts as lecturer and later as a chair in anthropology at the LSE, attracting large numbers of students and exerting great influence on the development of British social anthropology.