Heads of State: Icons, Power, and Politics in the Ancient by Denise Y Arnold

By Denise Y Arnold

The human head has had very important political, ritual and symbolic meanings all through Andean background. students have spoken of captured and trophy heads, curated crania, symbolic flying heads, head imagery on pots and on stone, head-shaped vessels, and linguistic references to the top. during this synthesizing paintings, cultural anthropologist Denise Arnold and archaeologist Christine Hastorf study the cult of heads within the Andes—past and present—to boost a concept of its position in indigenous cultural perform and its courting to political structures. utilizing ethnographic and archaeological fieldwork, highland-lowland comparisons, archival files, oral histories, and formality texts, the authors draw from Marx, Mauss, Foucault, Assadourian, Viveiros del Castro and different theorists to teach how heads form and represent strength, violence, fertility, id, and financial system in South American cultures.

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266 Conclusion Concerning the First Reduction............ 268 Analysis and Criticism of the Second Reduction: The Argument from Dependence on the Ontological Proof269 Summary of Kant’s Argument ............................... 269 Reduction of the Teleological Argument to the Cosmological................................................. 269 Statement of the reduction................................... 269 Criticism of the reduction.................................... 271 Reduction of the Cosmological Argument to the Ontological ....................................................

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P. 192. ---In this class, it is suggested, all the types reduce to simple categorical form. For first, a hypothetical judgment can be stated as a categorical: If A is B, it is C, may be stated in the form, A that is B is C. In this case, it would then appear that a hypothetical judgment is already included as a derivative from the categorical. But this reduction seems to me to be invalid for the following reasons: (i) The notion or idea of a qualification of the subject A in the manner which appears in the second proposition would not have arisen if the mind possessed the category of existence or substance alone; for the attribution of such a limitation implies an understanding of the relation between ground and consequent such as appears most clearly in the hypothetical judgment.

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