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 "primitives, primitive":
... 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 ... Barfield 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 ...
... 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 ...
... as a recursive function call, it is no longer capable of full μ-recursion, but only primitive recursion ... of their computational 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 ...
... 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 rock band Primitive (album ...
Famous quotes containing the word primitive:
“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)
“Human beings will be happiernot when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. Thats my utopia.”
—Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (b. 1922)
“The sight of a Black nun strikes their sentimentality; and, as I am unalterably rooted in native ground, they consider me a work of primitive art, housed in a magical color; the incarnation of civilized, anti-heathenism, and the fruit of a triumphing idea.”
—Alice Walker (b. 1944)