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The logic of invention, by Roy Wagner

Label
The logic of invention
Title
The logic of invention
Statement of responsibility
by Roy Wagner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this long-awaited sequel to The Invention of Culture, Roy Wagner tackles the logic and motives that underlie cultural invention. Could there be a single, logical factor that makes the invention of the distinction between self and other possible, much as specific human genes allow for language? Wagner explores what he calls "the reciprocity of perspectives" through a journey between Euro-American bodies of knowledge and his in-depth knowledge of Melanesian modes of thought. This logic grounds variants of the subject/object transformation, as Wagner works through examples such as the figure-ground reversal in Gestalt psychology, Lacan's theory of the mirror-stage formation of the Ego, and even the self-recursive structure of the aphorism and the joke. Juxtaposing Wittgenstein's and Leibniz's philosophy with Melanesian social logic, Wagner explores the cosmological dimensions of the ways in which different societies develop models of self and the subject/object distinction
Cataloging source
VA@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner, Roy
Dewey number
306
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN357
LC item number
.W35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culture
  • Anthropology
  • Personality
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Personality
Label
The logic of invention, by Roy Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 121-123)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1088901486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 123 pages
Isbn
9780999157053
Lccn
2018963544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088901486
Label
The logic of invention, by Roy Wagner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 121-123)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1088901486
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 123 pages
Isbn
9780999157053
Lccn
2018963544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1088901486

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