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Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

Peeters, Bert


All languages and cultures appear to have one or more "mind-like" constructs that supplement the human body. Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone, and another word for body, but that doesn’t mean that whatever else makes up a human being (i.e. someone) apart from the body is the same everywhere. Nonetheless, the (Anglo) mind is often reified and thought of in universal terms. This volume adds to the literature that denounces such reification. It looks at Japanese,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Book


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