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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Roy
dc.date.issued2017-11-01
dc.date.submitted2019-01-10 23:55
dc.date.submitted2018-12-01 23:55:55
dc.date.submitted2020-03-26 03:00:33
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T11:50:09Z
dc.identifier1002654
dc.identifierOCN: 1082957552
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/27354
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/35986
dc.description.abstractIn this long-awaited sequel to The Invention of Culture, Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible, much as specific human genes allow for language? Wagner explores what he calls “the reciprocity of perspectives” through a journey between Euro-American bodies of knowledge and his in-depth knowledge of Melanesian modes of thought. This logic grounds variants of the subject/object transformation, as Wagner works through examples such as the figure-ground reversal in Gestalt psychology, Lacan’s theory of the mirror-stage formation of the Ego, and even the self-recursive structure of the aphorism and the joke. Juxtaposing Wittgenstein’s and Leibniz’s philosophy with Melanesian social logic, Wagner explores the cosmological dimensions of the ways in which different societies develop models of self and the subject/object distinction.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology::JHMC Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.titleThe Logic of Invention
dc.typebook
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