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Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Consists of 13 thematically linked essays on different aspects of the philosophy of Wittgenstein, by one of the leading commentators on his work. After an opening overview of Wittgenstein’s ... More


The Eternal Deferral

Jonathan Z. Smith

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter poses the question of whether or not the “companion volume” that Eliade promised in Patterns in Comparative Religions can be identified with “the awkward, multi-volume, unfinished ... More


Beltane

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0022
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In this chapter, two themes must be uncomfortably obvious. One is the almost total absence of concrete evidence concerning pre-Christian seasonal rituals in the British Isles. The other is that the ... More


From Magic to Social Function

Ariel Glucklich

in The End of Magic

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108798
eISBN:
9780199853434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108798.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The beginning of professional sociology signaled the end of theories that explained magic as a mental phenomenon of the individual. The crude and often provincial evolutionism to which James Frazer ... More


Developmental Hypotheses and Perspicuous Representations: Wittgenstein on Frazer's Golden Bough

P. M. S Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Wittgenstein’s criticisms of Frazer’s explanation of the rule of succession of the priest-king of Nemi are clarified. Professor Frank Cioffi’s objections to Wittgenstein’s criticisms are examined. In ... More


Rites of Modernism

Edith Hall

in Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A Cultural History of Euripides' Black Sea Tragedy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195392890
eISBN:
9780199979257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392890.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Euripides' IT was revived in performance between the late 19th century, when it became a favourite choice for ‘Greek plays’ in colleges and universities, and the 1920s. As a result of the ... More


Ritual and Magic

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Highlighting exchanges in ritual theory between imperial theorist James Frazer and Henri-Alexandre Junod, missionary to the Thonga in South Africa, this chapter contrasts imperial and colonial ... More


Thinking Black

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the production of knowledge in imperial comparative religion, this chapter uncovers the work of thinkers in South Africa who reversed the flow of knowledge production in the philology, ... More


Spirit of Empire

David Chidester

in Empire of Religion: Imperialism and Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226117263
eISBN:
9780226117577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226117577.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Focusing on the authentication of knowledge about religion and religions, this chapter examines three versions of authenticity—interfaith, theosophical, and critical—that emerged within imperial ... More


Magic: Efficacy and Felicity

G. E. R. Lloyd

in Intelligence and Intelligibility: Cross-Cultural Studies of Human Cognitive Experience

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198854593
eISBN:
9780191888847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198854593.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses the interpretation of what are commonly labelled magical acts or irrational beliefs, which earlier commentators (Frazer, Malinowski, Evans-Pritchard) often dismissed as failed ... More


Introduction: Myths and their Receptions: Narrative, Antiquity, and the Unconscious

Vanda Zajko and Ellen O’Gorman

in Classical Myth and Psychoanalysis: Ancient and Modern Stories of the Self

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199656677
eISBN:
9780191756993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656677.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explores the complex inter-relationship of myth and psychoanalysis, giving a sense of the history of their interactions from the nineteenth century onwards. It works with ... More


Pasolini’s Medea: A Twentieth‐ Century Tragedy

Susan O. Shapiro

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Although recent scholarship on Pasolini's Medea has focused on its anti-colonialist message, this chapter takes a different approach, arguing that the portrayal of Medea's character is more nuanced ... More


The Significance of the Frontier Complex in American History

Daniel R. Maher

in Mythic Frontiers: Remembering, Forgetting, and Profiting with Cultural Heritage Tourism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062532
eISBN:
9780813051185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062532.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Building on Robert Frazer’s framework for understanding forts of the West, this chapter organizes the frontier complex into five eras. The era of Indian removal (1804–1848) to Indian Territory ... More


Frazer and Einstein

in Victorian Relativity: Radical Thought and Scientific Discovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327327
eISBN:
9780226327365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327365.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the unstable conceptual field by means of a comparative discussion of two of the most ambitious scholarly projects of the age: James Frazer's Golden Bough and Einstein's special ... More


Guarding the Railroad

William A. Penn

in Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813167718
eISBN:
9780813168777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167718.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the military defenses on the Bluegrass corridor of the Kentucky Central Railroad, which was important for military transportation and communications. State Guards, Home Guards, ... More


In the Path of a Confederate Invasion

William A. Penn

in Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813167718
eISBN:
9780813168777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167718.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the fall 1862 path through Harrison County of the Confederate army invasion of Kentucky. It describes Union soldiers building entrenchments and a large stockade at Camp Frazer ... More


Root Issues

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces the questions and issues that shape this particular study. Within the overall framework of a consideration of the cultural construction of nature, it re-examines such concepts ... More


The Decline of Magic: J. G. Frazer

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 5 argues that James Frazer came late to the narrative of magical decline, and that he did so within a context of psychical research and in the face of a folkloric narrative itself about the ... More


The Revival of Magick: Aleister Crowley

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm

in The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226403229
eISBN:
9780226403533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226403533.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter turns to the infamous British magician Aleister Crowley, who overlapped with Frazer at Trinity College, Cambridge. This chapter shows that Crowley drew on the very text in which Frazer ... More


James George Frazer

Timothy Larsen

in The Slain God: Anthropologists and the Christian Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199657872
eISBN:
9780191785573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657872.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

James George Frazer (1854–1941) was the most famous British anthropologist of his day because of the phenomenal success of his The Golden Bough. Although raised a Christian, Frazer abandoned his ... More


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