recalled affectionately three very independent thinkers he found amongst the Bushong, who liked to expound their personal philosophies to him. One old man had come to the conclusion that there was no reality, that all experience is a shifting illusion. The second had developed a numerological type of metaphysics, and the last had evolved a cosmological scheme of great complexity that no-one except himself understood.
So here, we have, so to speak, a Heraclitus, a Pythagoras and a Badiou.
So it is important to point out again, as has often been said before, that these connections between persons and events which characterise the primitive culture do not derive from failure to differentiate. They do not even neccessarily express the thoughts of individuals. It is quite possible tht individual members of such cultures hold very divergent views on Cosmology
as indeed, the three men above did.
So how then does one distinguish primitive cosmology or find it? What are its markers? One cannot simply say primitive cosmology is that found in primitive cultures - or so it seems.