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Peter Farb

Dátum narodenia: 1929
Dátum úmrtia: 1980

Peter Farb was an American author, anthropologist, linguist, ecologist, biologist, and spokesman for conservation.

„The colors that a speaker "sees" often depend very much on the language he speaks“

—  Peter Farb

Word Play (1974)
Kontext: The colors that a speaker "sees" often depend very much on the language he speaks, because each language offers its own high-codability color terms.

„To do nothing now is to let our children lament that they never knew the magnificent diversity of humankind because our generation let disappear those cultures that might have taught it to them.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: To do nothing now is to let our children lament that they never knew the magnificent diversity of humankind because our generation let disappear those cultures that might have taught it to them.<!-- p. 276

„A central assumption of this book“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: A central assumption of this book has been that to examine the experience of humans throughout their 25,000 years on this continent is to hold up a mirror to the culture of Modern America.<!-- p. 274

„The Indians on their part, did not respond“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Only a few years after the permanent settlement of Virginia, some fifty missionaries arrived to begin the massive task of converting the heathen. The Indians on their part, did not respond with alacrity to the idea of adopting a culture that to them, in many cases, seemed barbarous, indeed.

„Whorf's brilliant analysis… seemed to support the view that man is a prisoner of his language.“

—  Peter Farb

Word Play (1974)
Kontext: About 1932 one of Sapir's students at Yale, Benjamin Lee Whorf drew on Sapir's ideas and began an intensive study of the language of the Hopi Indians of Arizona. Whorf's brilliant analysis... seemed to support the view that man is a prisoner of his language. Whorf emphasized grammar—rather than vocabulary, which had previously intrigued scholars—as an indicator of the way a language can direct a speaker into certain habits of thought.

„At various stages of evolution, the Indian cultures were presented with only a limited number of possibilities. The members of certain kinds of societies“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: At various stages of evolution, the Indian cultures were presented with only a limited number of possibilities. The members of certain kinds of societies—the small band, the large band, the tribe, the chiefdom, the state, and variations of these—tended to make characteristic choices concerning religion, law, government, and art... Such choices were not... consciously made... For a particular society, they either worked or they did not work.<!-- p. 212

„Culture is all the things and ideas ever devised by humans working and living together.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Culture is all the things and ideas ever devised by humans working and living together.<!-- p. 19

„Following the War of 1812, the young United States had no further need for Indian allies against the British, and as a result the fortunes of the Indians declined rapidly.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Following the War of 1812, the young United States had no further need for Indian allies against the British, and as a result the fortunes of the Indians declined rapidly. By 1848, twelve new states had been carved out of the Indian's lands, two major and minor Indian wars had been fought, and group after group of Indians had been herded westward, on forced marches, across the Mississippi River.

„At the time of the Europeans discovery of North America, the American Indians already cultivated a wider variety of plants than did the Europeans.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: At the time of the Europeans discovery of North America, the American Indians already cultivated a wider variety of plants than did the Europeans.<!-- p. 198

„Until language has made sense of an experience, that experience is meaningless.“

—  Peter Farb

Word Play (1974)
Kontext: Thinking is language spoken to oneself. Until language has made sense of an experience, that experience is meaningless.

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„Sharing is a kinsman's or a friend's obligation, and it is not in the category of a gift.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Sharing is a kinsman's or a friend's obligation, and it is not in the category of a gift.<!-- p. 44

„Cotton Mather was grateful to the Lord that "on this day we have sent six hundred heathen souls to hell."“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: When the Pequots resisted the migration of settlers into the Connecticut Valley in 1637, a party of Puritans surrounded the Pequot village and set fire to it. About five hundred Indians were burned to death or shot while trying to escape... The woods were then combed for any Pequots who had managed to survive, and these were sold into slavery. Cotton Mather was grateful to the Lord that "on this day we have sent six hundred heathen souls to hell."

„For a tribe to endure, it must find some way to achieve internal unity—and that way usually is external strife.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: For a tribe to endure, it must find some way to achieve internal unity—and that way usually is external strife. The tribe exists at all times in a state of mobilization for war against its neighbors. The slightest incident, or often merely a desire to increase prestige, is enough to set off a skirmish, and in such circumstances hatred against external enemies must be unremitting.<!-- p. 97

„The food-production revolution turns out to be a slow evolution, a long period of experimentation rather than a sudden explosion.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Social scientists of the past spoke glibly of an "agricultural revolution," a time during which human populations suddenly soared, cities were founded, and many trappings of civilization made their appearance.... The food-production revolution turns out to be a slow evolution, a long period of experimentation rather than a sudden explosion.

„A human being cannot survive alone and be entirely human.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: A human being cannot survive alone and be entirely human. It is through the nature of their social and political institutions that the differences and similarities among cultures are to be accounted for.<!-- p. 12

„By the seventeenth century, observers had reached the firm conclusion that American Indians were in no way inferior to Whites, and many writers took special pains to salute the Noble Red Man.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: By the seventeenth century, observers had reached the firm conclusion that American Indians were in no way inferior to Whites, and many writers took special pains to salute the Noble Red Man. The Jesuit missionary Bressani... reported that the inhabitants "are hardly barbarous, save in name.... marvelous faculty for remembering places, and for describing them to one another."... can recall things that a White "could not rehearse without writing." Another Jesuit enthusiastically corroborates... "nearly all show more intelligence in their business, speeches, courtesies, intercourse, tricks and subtleties, than do the shrewdest citizens and merchants in France."

„The Indians have not only refused to vanish, but have… managed to salvage a part of their native culture through revitalization and messianic movements.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: The Indians have not only refused to vanish, but have... managed to salvage a part of their native culture through revitalization and messianic movements.... they are of further interest to anthropologists for the light they shed on such movements in general.<!-- p. 271

„No culture can be explained in terms of one or more leaders“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: We are in the habit of thinking in terms of great leaders largely because the leaders themselves want it that way. The pharaohs ordered that a record of their accomplishments be carved on stone; medieval nobles subsidized troubadours to sing their praises; today's world leaders have large staffs of public-relations consultants. No culture can be explained in terms of one or more leaders...<!-- p. 93

„Perhaps we, who for so long regarded ourselves as bringers of light to the shadowy recesses of North America, will finally admit that there is much about which the Indians can illuminate us.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: Perhaps we, who for so long regarded ourselves as bringers of light to the shadowy recesses of North America, will finally admit that there is much about which the Indians can illuminate us.<!-- p. 276

„We are in the habit of thinking in terms of great leaders largely because the leaders themselves want it that way.“

—  Peter Farb

Man's Rise to Civilization (1968)
Kontext: We are in the habit of thinking in terms of great leaders largely because the leaders themselves want it that way. The pharaohs ordered that a record of their accomplishments be carved on stone; medieval nobles subsidized troubadours to sing their praises; today's world leaders have large staffs of public-relations consultants. No culture can be explained in terms of one or more leaders...<!-- p. 93

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