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By Charles de Brosses,Rosalind C. Morris,Daniel H. Leonard

For greater than 250 years, Charles de Brosses’s time period “fetishism” has exerted nice effect over our such a lot formidable thinkers. Used instead to “magic,” yet still expressing the fabric strength of magical inspiration, de Brosses’s time period has proved imperative to thinkers as various as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Freud, Lacan, Baudrillard, and Derrida. With this publication, Daniel H. Leonard bargains the 1st totally annotated English translation of the textual content that all started all of it, On the Worship of Fetish Gods, and Rosalind C. Morris deals incisive remark that is helping smooth readers higher are aware of it and its legacy. 


The fabricated from de Brosses’s autodidactic interest and idiosyncratic theories of language, On the Worship of Fetish Gods is an enigmatic textual content that's usually tough for modern audiences to evaluate. In a radical advent to the textual content, Leonard situates de Brosses’s paintings in the cultural and highbrow milieu of its time. Then, Morris strains the idea that of fetishism via its notable diversifications because it was once picked up and reworked through the fields of philosophy, comparative faith, political economic climate, psychoanalysis, and anthropology. finally, she breaks new floor, entering into and past fresh reviews by way of thinkers comparable to William Pietz, Hartmut Böhme, and Alfonso Iacono via illuminating new discussions on issues starting from translation concerns to Africanity and the hot materialisms. 

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