Way of the Human Being by Calvin Luther Martin
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Way of the Human Being
By Calvin Luther Martin

The Way of the Human Being

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Way of the Human Being by Calvin Luther Martin

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From Native Americans, Europeans learned about corn and beans, toboggans and canoes, and finding their way around an unfamiliar landscape. Yet the Europeans learned what they wished to learn-not necessarily what the natives actually meant by their stories and their lives-says Calvin Luther Martin in this unique and powerfully insightful book. By focusing on their own questions, Martin observes, those arriving in the New World have failed to grasp the deepest meaning of Native America. Drawing on his own experiences with native people and on their stories, Martin brings us to a new conceptual landscape-the mythworld that seems unfamiliar and strange to those accustomed to western ways of thinking. He shows how native people understand the world and how human beings can and should conduct themselves within it. Taking up the profound philosophical challenge of the Native American "way of the human being," Martin leads us to rethink our entire sense of what is real and how we know the real.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300085525
ISBN-10: 0300085524
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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In the Spirit of the Earth by Calvin Luther Martin In the Spirit of the Earth, Paperback (August 1993)

Let us re-learn, as hunter-gatherers knew to the core of their being, that this place and itsprocesses (even in our death) always takes care of us-that Homo's citizenship,and errand, rest not with any creed or state, but with 'that star's substancefrom which he had arisen.'"-from In the Spirit of the Earth

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