A sentence from this


strikes me as a little different from how the collocation is normally used, and amenable to being interpreted as a combination of two separate elements ところ + で, where the ところで seems more like ことで, as indicating a method to do something.

Though it is possible too to parse this ところで as a normal one expressing the time relation between two actions (排除した→成立する), that's a somewhat inadequate construal for me.

A search in BCCWJ 中納言 yielded results that are disparate, uncomparable from the sentence above, so I'm not certain about my understanding of and guessing on this sentence, including this ところで.

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It means more literally at the place where rather than temporal order. But the place is an abstract location/realm.

Literally speaking, the sentence says Shinto 'works' at the place where death is excluded. More idiomatically, it says that Shinto's rituals/teachings etc. assume absence of death or simply paraphrases that Shito does not treat death as claimed in other parts.

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