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What Happened? Are We Asking or Telling?

13 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2009 Last revised: 10 Nov 2012

Marvin Eli Kirsh

California State University, Los Angeles

Date Written: December 15, 2009


A conceptual parallel is created between studies in anthropology and natural science. A space occupied by “the conceptualization” is argued to not only parallel symbolically the scientifically conceived value of volume as space, but to have an equal meaning- the spaces of the conceptual ordering of nature as manifestations of energy are held to be paralleling manifestations of the same energies that mold the environment. A growing historical asceticism attributed to the individual in struggles with nature and himself becomes destructive universally as the consequence of scientific activities that are focused from raw curiosities that are distant from real symbolic meaning.

Keywords: Karl Marx, aceticism, the concept, science and religion, anthropological theory

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Kirsh, Marvin Eli, What Happened? Are We Asking or Telling? (December 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: or

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