organized in a distinctive whole

joh2001smile

Senior Member
Chinese
Could any tell me the logic subject of the combination? Is it "the Western conception of..." or "cognitive universe" and "dynamic center"? And what does the combination mean? I posted the question in another form but didn't have a satisfying answer.
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The Western conception of a person as a bounded, unique, more or less integrated, motivational and cognitive universe, a dynamic center of awareness, emotions, judgment and action, organized in a distinctive whole is, however incorrigible it may seem, a rather peculiar idea, within the context of world’s cultures. ---Clifford Geertz
 
  • joh2001smile

    Senior Member
    Chinese
    I did a google search about "in a whole" and found such phrases in a whole skin, in a whole new world, in a whole mess, but didn't find it could be used separately in this way.
     
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