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Table Of Contents

The Empiricist Caricature of Science
The Positivist Critique of Meaning
3A. Ludwig Wittgenstein
3B. Martin Heidegger and Hans-Georg Gadamer
Linguistic Background
The Origins of Linguistics in India
Contemporary Linguistics and ReSes
6A. Noam Chomsky
6B. Chomsky versus Wittgenstein
Introductory Note
The Agnicayana Ritual
Basic Rites
9A. The Isti
The Structure of Ritual
Embedding and Transformation
11 A. The Kindling Verses
11B. From Agnistoma to Agnicayana
SEQUENCE OF RITES ON THE THIRD AND FOURTH DAYS
11C. The Final Sastra for the Asvin Twins
11D. Conclusions
Ritual and Grammar
Interpretations of Ritual
13A. Indian Interpretations
13B. Western Interpretations
13C. The Meaninglessness of Ritual
Anthropology Without Asia
14A. Raymond Firth
14B. Victor Turner
Syntax, Semantics and Performatives
Music and Ritual
16A. Seven Musical Structures
16B. Seven Ritual Structures
Six Vedic Mantras
Ritual Context
The Syntax of Stobhas
Vedic and Tantric Mantras
21 A, Performatives Again
21C. Performance and Competence
Mantras and Language
Mantras and Bird Songs
Mantras by Chance
Anthropology Without Mantras
25A. OBJECT SEMANTICS: Stanley Tambiah
25B. PSYCHO-SEMANTICS: Gananath Obeyesekere
25C. THICK SEMANTICS: Clifford Geertz
The Science of Ritual
28A. Seeking Religion in Asia
28B. Seeking Out the Buddha
28C. Mythology
28D. Philosophy of Religion
The Myth of the Two Cultures
Conclusions
30A. The Origin of Language
30B. Michel Foucault
30C. Concluding Generalities
Bibliography
INDEX OF NAMES
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