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Sir James George Frazer

magic religion

Frazer, Sir James George (1854–1941), British social anthropologist. In The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion (1890; enlarged 1907–15) he proposed a parallel evolution of thought in all peoples, from magic through religion to science, each mode of thought with its distinct notion of cause and effect.

See also: Anthropology.

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