Revival: Primitive Mentality (1923) - Routledge Revivals (Hardback)Lucien Levy-Bruhl (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 458
Weight: 848 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm