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When Souls Had WingsPre-Mortal Existence in Western Thought$
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Terryl L. Givens

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195313901

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.001.0001

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Parallel Paradigms

Parallel Paradigms

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(p.303) 12 Parallel Paradigms
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When Souls Had Wings
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Terryl L. Givens (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313901.003.0013

Preexistence has survived through poetry, philosophy, and theology. In the contemporary world, the cultural work done by preexistence is now done by surrogates, scientific or quasi-scientific paradigms that address the same dilemmas, yearnings, and questions. Examples include John Rawls, Charles Darwin, Carl Jung, Rupert Sheldrake, Richard Dawkins, and Noam Chomsky.

Keywords:   Noam Chomsky, cultural work, Charles Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Carl Jung, John Rawls, Rupert Sheldrake

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