Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased

William W. McCorkle

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Críticas: "William W. McCorkle, Jr. makes a significant contribution to the study of mortuary ritual. `Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased' should be essential reading for those interested in explaining this remarkable aspect of human behavior." (Harvey Whitehouse, Professor of Social Anthropology, Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford) "In this exciting, controversial, and scholarly work, William W. McCorkle, Jr. combines a sophisticated historical knowledge of Buddhism with insights from cognitive and evolutionary psychology, as well as ethnography, to make sense of the widespread practice among humans to ritually dispose of dead bodies in bizarre and unexpected ways. McCorkle punctures claims that Buddhism ignores such practices by producing evidence to the contrary. This book is not only a good read but represents an important moment in the continually developing cognitive science of religion." (E. Thomas Lawson, Editor, `Journal of Cognition and Culture') "William W. McCorkle, Jr. stands firmly in the excellent tradition of reading Buddhist texts with the same kind of historical-critical acumen developed in dispassionate Biblical studies. Furthermore, he pays more attention to actual behavior than to proclaimed beliefs. It turns out that even among those Buddhists who explicitly reject supernatural assumptions connected with death and the dead, their behavior is steeped in superstitious behavior and references to superhuman and non-natural agents. McCorkle adds a much-needed corrective to a long history of scholarship that ideologically reproduces religious rhetoric and ignores actual behavior." (Armin W. Geertz, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University) "`Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased' is an outstanding contribution to our growing understanding of why humans engage in what are, from an evolutionary perspective, costly and seemingly useless behaviors that we call `religion'. William W. McCorkle, Jr. offers a persuasive case that like many recurrent features of religion the ritual disposal of dead bodies is a by-product of ordinary species-wide cognition that evolved to handle social interactions with living agents. This book is thus an excellent example of how refreshing and fruitful it is to shift the focus away from trying to interpret what rituals and other features of religion might mean to why we do them. And this is no arm-chair anthropology. McCorkle combines the best of both methodological worlds - cross-cultural data acquisition through on the ground fieldwork and controlled laboratory experiments. This enables him to test the very theory that he argues best explains what he found in the field. This is interdisciplinary scholarship at its best." (D. Jason Slone, Author of `Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't') "William W. McCorkle, Jr. makes a significant contribution to the study of mortuary ritual. `Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased' should be essential reading for those interested in explaining this remarkable aspect of human behavior." (Harvey Whitehouse, Professor of Social Anthropology, Fellow of Magdalen College, University of Oxford) "In this exciting, controversial, and scholarly work, William W. McCorkle, Jr. combines a sophisticated historical knowledge of Buddhism with insights from cognitive and evolutionary psychology, as well as ethnography, to make sense of the widespread practice among humans to ritually dispose of dead bodies in bizarre and unexpected ways. McCorkle punctures claims that Buddhism ignores such practices by producing evidence to the contrary. This book is not only a good read but represents an important moment in the continually developing cognitive science of religion." (E. Thomas Lawson, Editor, `Journal of Cognition and Culture') "William W. McCorkle, Jr. stands firmly in the excellent tradition of reading Buddhist texts with the same kind of historical-critical acumen developed in dispassionate Biblical studies. Furthermore, he pays more attention to actual behavior than to proclaimed beliefs. It turns out that even among those Buddhists who explicitly reject supernatural assumptions connected with death and the dead, their behavior is steeped in superstitious behavior and references to superhuman and non-natural agents. McCorkle adds a much-needed corrective to a long history of scholarship that ideologically reproduces religious rhetoric and ignores actual behavior." (Armin W. Geertz, Faculty of Theology, Aarhus University) "`Ritualizing the Disposal of the Deceased' is an outstanding contribution to our growing understanding of why humans engage in what are, from an evolutionary perspective, costly and seemingly useless behaviors that we call `religion'. William W. McCorkle, Jr. offers a persuasive case that like many recurrent features of religion the ritual disposal of dead bodies is a by-product of ordinary species-wide cognition that evolved to handle social interactions with living agents. This book is thus an excellent example of how refreshing and fruitful it is to shift the focus away from trying to interpret what rituals and other features of religion might mean to why we do them. And this is no arm-chair anthropology. McCorkle combines the best of both methodological worlds - cross-cultural data acquisition through on the ground fieldwork and controlled laboratory experiments. This enables him to test the very theory that he argues best explains what he found in the field. This is interdisciplinary scholarship at its best." (D. Jason Slone, Author of `Theological Incorrectness: Why Religious People Believe What They Shouldn't')

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