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Purity and Danger: An Analysis of the Concepts of Pollution and Taboo

Author: DOUGLAS, MARY
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Pub Date: 12/04/1984
ISBN: 9780415066082
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Various points are raised in this book which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and science, showing us why and how anthropology has become such an intellectual disapline. This is both gracefully and comprehensively written.
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Professor Douglas writes gracefully, lucidly and polemically. She continually makes points which illuminate matters in the philosophy of religion and the philosophy of science and help to show the rest of us just why and how anthropology has become a fundamentally intellectual discipline' - New Society Professor Douglas' book sparkles with intellectual life and is characterised by a concern to understand. Right or wrong, sound or idiosyncratic, it presents a rare and exciting spectacle of a mind at work.' - Times Literary Supplement

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