Primitive may refer to:
- Anarcho-primitivism, an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization
- Primitive culture, one that lacks major signs of economic development or modernity
- Noble savage, uncorrupted by the influences of civilization
- Primitive communism, a pre-agrarian form of communism according to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
- Primitive Church, another name for early Christianity
- Primitive Baptist, a religious movement seeking to retain or restore early Christian practices
- Primitive (phylogenetics) characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution, cf. basal
Other articles related to "primitive, primitives":
... construct such as a recursive function call, it is no longer capable of full μ-recursion, but only primitive recursion ... complexity, however, functions that are not primitive recursive lie far beyond the realm of what is usually considered tractable ... Considering even the simple case of exponentiation as a primitive recursive function, and that the composition of primitive recursive functions is primitive recursive, one can begin to see how quickly a primitive ...
... that says 1) the phenomena or representations of primitives are just like ours, and 2) the primitive differs from us in primitively theorizing that spirits are the cause of phenomena ... The primitive in that common view is a sort of baby scientist just starting out who comes up with childish, superstitious causal explanations ... disagrees with this portrayal of the primitive mind, citing anthropologists Émile Durkheim and Lucien Lévy-Brühl to the effect that primitive people do not perceive the world in the same way as moderns, nor do ...
... Hartley was a Primitive Methodist and applied his Christian principles to business ... Equally generous to Primitive Methodism, he supported an organization for building chapels, acted as treasurer of its missionary society, and converted the old Holborn Town Hall into ... In 1896 the Primitive Methodists created the Hartley lectures in recognition of W ...
... Primitive (Cyndi Lauper song), by Cyndi Lauper Primitive (The Groupies song), by The Groupies and covered by The Cramps The Primitives, a British indie ...
... The primitive pit is a depression in the center of the primitive node, connecting to the notochord ... It consists of part of the primitive streak ...
Famous quotes containing the word primitive:
“Each structure and institution here was so primitive that you could at once refer it to its source; but our buildings commonly suggest neither their origin nor their purpose.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“How far men go for the material of their houses! The inhabitants of the most civilized cities, in all ages, send into far, primitive forests, beyond the bounds of their civilization, where the moose and bear and savage dwell, for their pine boards for ordinary use. And, on the other hand, the savage soon receives from cities iron arrow-points, hatchets, and guns, to point his savageness with.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“That primitive head
So ambitiously vast,
Yet so rude in its art,
Is as easily read
For the woes of the past
As a clinical chart.”
—Robert Frost (18741963)