Lecture by Frits Staal

A Theory of Ritual?

A Theory of Ritual? is mainly about a Vedic ritual that survives in Kerala, southwest India. It includes a strain of Vedic revivalism, bits of Sanskrit and a comparison of Indian concepts with the development of the terms meta-physics, meta-mathematics and meta-language from Aristotle to Gödel, Tarski and Turing.

Date of lecture: 11 October 2010

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