Selections from "The cerebral savage." by Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz

"The cerebral savage."

in The interpretation of cultures, p. 345-359. Edited by , . New York: Basic Books1973 [1967].


After a century-and-a-half of investigations into the depths of human consciousness which have uncovered vested interests, infantile emotions, or a chaos of animal appetites, we now have one which finds there the pure light of natural wisdom that shines in all alike. (p. 359)

Thursday, October 19, 2006