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Unformatted text preview: Religion and Science 1. What is it like to encounter beliefs that differ radically from our own? Mobile Police Brigade and magic in Indonesia Belief vs Knowledge 2. How do we make sense of such beliefs? Tylor on animism Social explanations: Durkheim on religion and its relation to the social; the origins of religion Van Gennep on ritual and its relation to social structure Cultural explanations: Evans-Pritchard on Azande witchcraft Scientific explanations for accidents vs witchcraft explanations A society without accidents? Secondary elaborations in witchcraft and science Peter Winch relativizing science 3. How does our understanding of other beliefs affect our view of scientific knowledge? Anthropology of science: making the familiar strange...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course ANT ANT100Y1 taught by Professor Lehmn during the Spring '06 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '06