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Counterintuitive Images and the Mechanical Arts

David Wengrow

in The Origins of Monsters: Image and Cognition in the First Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159041
eISBN:
9781400848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159041.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter focuses on counterintuitive images and the mechanical arts. For much of their early prehistory, the relationship of composite figures, including animals, to humans was largely one of ... More


The Origins of Christianity Within, and Without, “Religion”: A Case Study

William E. Arnal and Russell T. McCutcheon

in The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature of "Religion"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199757114
eISBN:
9780199979530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757114.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter applies our thesis about the problems with “religion” as a category to a specific dataset: the origins of Christianity and the writings of the New Testament. The chapter argues that, ... More


The Cognitive Science of Religion

Ilkka Pyysiäinen

in Evolution, Religion, and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688081
eISBN:
9780191767722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688081.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the basic tenets of the cognitive science of religion and its development in a specifically evolutionary context. A distinction is made between actual, largely intuitive ... More


Conclusion: Against the Grain

Beci Carver

in Granular Modernism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198709923
eISBN:
9780191780196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709923.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The book concludes by presenting the embrace of discoherence as a counterintuitive one for writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


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