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Rethinking Pluralism Ritual, Experience, and Ambiguity

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ISBN-10: 0199915288

ISBN-13: 9780199915286

Edition: 2012

Authors: Adam B. Seligman, Robert P. Weller

List price: $31.95
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How can we order the world while accepting its enduring ambiguities?Rethinking Pluralismsuggests a new approach to the problem of ambiguity and social order, which goes beyond the default modern position of 'notation' (resort to rules and categories to disambiguate). The book argues that alternative, more particularistic modes of dealing with ambiguity through ritual and shared experience better attune to contemporary problems of living with difference. It retrieves key aspects of earlier discussions of ambiguity evident in rabbinic commentaries, Chinese texts, and Greek philosophical and dramatic works, and applies those texts to modern problems. The book is a work of recuperation that…    
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Figures
The Importance of Being Ambiguous
Interlude: Ambiguity, Order, and Deity
Notation and Its Limits
Interlude: The Israelite Red Heifer and the Edge of Power in China
Ritual and the Rhythms of Ambiguity
Interlude: Crossing the Boundary of Empathy
Shared Experience
Interlude: Experience and Multiplicity