Intimations of Infinity: The Cultural Meanings of the Iqwaye Counting and Number Systems

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Berg Publishers, Jul 1, 1988 - Social Science - 188 pages
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This is a remarkable work which captures the reader's imagination as only few books do. From a description of the counting system of Iqwaye people of Papua New Guinea, the author develops a deeper and broader interpretation of the Iqwaye kinship system and cosmology, culminating in a powerful critique of western assumptions about the development of rational thought.

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Contents

Preface
1
The Authentic Constitution of the Numerical Series
43
The Counting System in the Light of the Iqwaye View
72
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About the author (1988)

Jadran Mimica is a Lecturer in Anthropology, at the University College London.

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