Revival: Primitive Mentality (1923)

1st Edition

Lucien Levy-Bruhl

Routledge
December 31, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 458 Pages
ISBN 9781138564459 - CAT# Y381599
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

The primitive mind does not differentiate the supernatural from reality, but rather uses "mystical participation" to manipulate the world. According to Bruhl, moreover, the primitive mind doesn't address contradictions. The modern mind, by contrast, uses reflection and logic. Bruhl believed in a historical and evolutionary teleology leading from the primitive mind to the modern mind.

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