Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

9. Religion and Description

Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion - Brad Stoddard

Daniel McClellan
University of Exeter

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This paper argues that the practice of description is frequently understood as definition, which is too often precisely prescription. It contends that reduction to necessary and sufficient features is alien to the natural development and use of conceptual categories like religion, and so an alternative approach to description is recommended.

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McClellan, Daniel. 9. Religion and Description. Method Today - Redescribing Approaches to the Study of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 106-113 Sep 2018. ISBN 9781781795682. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34427. Date accessed: 19 Oct 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34427. Sep 2018

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