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

Front Cover
Berg Publishers, Jul 1, 1988 - Social Science - 188 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Authentic Constitution of the Numerical Series
The Counting System in the Light of the Iqwaye View

7 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1988)

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

Bibliographic information