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Title: Cause: a category of the human mind? Some social consequences of Chewong (Malaysian rainforest hunter-gatherers) ontological understanding
Authors: Howell, Signe Lise
Keywords: causalityontologyepistemologymisfortuneChewong
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Signe Lise Howell, "Cause: a category of the human mind? Some social consequences of Chewong (Malaysian rainforest hunter-gatherers) ontological understanding", in: "Cultural and Linguistic Transition explored. Proceedings of the ATrA closing workshop Trieste, May 25-26, 2016", Ilaria Micheli (ed.), Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 2-11
Abstract: 
In the absence of concepts that correspond to those of chance, luck, or fortune, how do people account for why seemingly random desirable or undesirable events occur? Based on long-term fieldwork with the Chewong, a small hunting-gathering and shifting-cultivating group of people who live in the Malaysian rain-forest, I study their theory of causality. It is argued that cause is a universal category of the human mind, but that an understanding of cause cannot be separated from an examination of the ontology and epistemology in each case.
Type: Book Chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/14288
ISBN: 978-88-8303-821-1
eISBN: 978-88-8303-822-8
Appears in Collections:ATrA 3. Cultural and Linguistic Transition explored

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