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Mind and Spirit

A Comparative Theory

Luhrmann, Tanya Marie (Herausgeber)

Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute Special Issue Book Series

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1. Auflage Juni 2020
168 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-71288-6
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Does the way we think about our minds matter? Our judgements about what counts as thought are so intimate that we may not even realize that we make them. But we do - and the way we make them has consequences for our sense of the real.

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Does the way we think about our minds matter? Our judgements about what counts as thought are so intimate that we may not even realize that we make them. But we do - and the way we make them has consequences for our sense of the real.

* The Mind and Spirit project (presented in this volume) finds that the way people think about thinking, shapes the way they experience (what they take to be) gods and spirits
* Authors are a team of anthropologists and psychologists who worked together for two years across sites in the United States, Ghana, Thailand, China, and Vanuatu
* Argues that there are cultural differences in the way social worlds represent 'the mind' - we call these local theories of mind - and that these differences affect whether and how people, for instance, hear the voices of the dead or feel the presence of God
* Discusses how the ways people think about thought and interiority can alter human sensory experience itself

Notes on contributors

1. Mind and Spirit: a comparative theory about representation of mind and the experience of spirit (T.M. Luhrmann)

2. From karma to sin: a kaleidoscopic theory of mind and Christian experience in northern Thailand (Felicity Aulino)

3. Crossing the buffer: ontological anxiety among US evangelicals and an anthropological theory of mind (Joshua Brahinsky)

4. Vulnerable minds, bodily thoughts, and sensory spirits: local theory of mind and spiritual experience in Ghana (John Dulin)

5. Adwenhoasem: an Akan theory of mind (Vivian Afi Dzokoto)

6. The mind and the Devil: porosity and discernment in two Chinese charismatic-style churches (Emily Ng)

7. Empowered imagination and mental vulnerability: local theory of mind and spiritual experience in Vanuatu (Rachel E. Smith)

8. What anthropologists can learn from psychologists, and the other way around (Kara Weisman and T.M. Luhrmann)

9. Thinking about thinking: the mind's porosity and the presence of the gods (T.M. Luhrmann)

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T.M. Luhrmann is the Watkins University Professor at Stanford University, in the Stanford Anthropology Department (and Psychology, by courtesy). Her work focuses on local theory of mind and the edge of experience: on voices, visions, the world of the supernatural, and the world of psychosis. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and received a John Guggenheim Fellowship award in 2007.