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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 225; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03983

From Habits to Rituals

Faculty of Philosophy, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City 00120, Italy
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 8 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY)
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Abstract

My contribution aims to show the common source of habits and rituals, namely the fact that they are grounded on the same logic or process of repetition even though they may have different functions. After a brief introduction into the philosophy of rituals, I propose an interpretation of rituals as cultural activity which is based on the same mechanism of habits but it is expressed in a we-form.
Keywords: habit; ritual; gestural communication; I-Intentionality; We-Intentionality habit; ritual; gestural communication; I-Intentionality; We-Intentionality
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