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The Resource Believing and Acting : the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics

Believing and Acting : the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics

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Believing and Acting : the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics
Title
Believing and Acting
Title remainder
the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How should religion and ethics be studied if we want to understand what people believe and why they act the way they do? In the 1980s and '90s postmodernist worries about led to debates that turned on power, truth, and relativism. Since the turn of the century scholars impressed by 'cognitive science' have introduced concepts drawn from evolutionary biology, neurosciences, and linguistics in the attempt to provide 'naturalist' accounts of religion. Deploying concepts andarguments that have their roots in the pragmatism of C.S. Peirce, Believing and Acting argues that both approaches are misgu
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Davis, G. Scott
Dewey number
261.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
BJ47 .D38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Religion and ethics
  • Pragmatism
  • Pragmatism
  • Religion and ethics
Label
Believing and Acting : the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; 1. Believing and Acting: The allure of method in the study of religion; 2. Peirce and the Legacy of Pragmatism; 3. Ethics, Religion, and the Limits of Empiricism; 4. Richard Rorty and the Pragmatic Turn in the Study of Religion; 5. "Gay Fine Colours": Cognitive science and the study of religion; 6. The Base of Design: Relativism and fieldwork in contemporary anthropology; 7. Explaining Innovation: From the history of art to comparative ethics and religion; 8. From Comparisons to Cases: Pragmatism and the politics of virtue; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K
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Control code
797917058
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191613401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797917058
Label
Believing and Acting : the Pragmatic Turn in Comparative Religion and Ethics
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; 1. Believing and Acting: The allure of method in the study of religion; 2. Peirce and the Legacy of Pragmatism; 3. Ethics, Religion, and the Limits of Empiricism; 4. Richard Rorty and the Pragmatic Turn in the Study of Religion; 5. "Gay Fine Colours": Cognitive science and the study of religion; 6. The Base of Design: Relativism and fieldwork in contemporary anthropology; 7. Explaining Innovation: From the history of art to comparative ethics and religion; 8. From Comparisons to Cases: Pragmatism and the politics of virtue; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K
  • Lm; n; o; p; q; r; s; t; u; v; w; y; z
Control code
797917058
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191613401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797917058

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