Ritual Shapes the World

Philosophy shows us that ritual has a powerful role to play in shaping ourselves — and the world.

The Geography Lesson, by J. G. Sowerby (1888). Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Ritual is Creative

This is the second in a two-part series on ritual. In the first piece, I looked at how ritual helps us get by, sometimes almost magically, in a complicated social world (you can read part one of this



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Will Buckingham

Writer & philosopher. PhD. Stories & ideas to make the world a better place. HELLO, STRANGER (Granta 2021): BBC R4 Book of the Week. Twitter @willbuckingham