Archetypes of Thought / Edition 2

Archetypes of Thought / Edition 2

by Thomas Molnar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1560008482

ISBN-13: 9781560008484

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

In Archetypes of Thought, originally published in 1991 with the title Philosophical Grounds, Thomas Molnar follows seven basic themes of Western philosophical speculation from their development in the earliest times of systematic thought through their evolution through the centuries and civilizations to the present. Some of the themes are origin and

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In Archetypes of Thought, originally published in 1991 with the title Philosophical Grounds, Thomas Molnar follows seven basic themes of Western philosophical speculation from their development in the earliest times of systematic thought through their evolution through the centuries and civilizations to the present. Some of the themes are origin and its reflection, guilt of being, one and the multiple, the temptation of mechanization, and nocturnal man. The book is neither a chronological treatment of issues nor a list of philosophical schools and movements. Rather, it reaches for the archetypes of philosophical reasoning.

Molnar shows the presence of modern themes in the entire history of thinking, traces technology to the first stirrings of rationalism, and evinces modern man's feeling of culpability. Throughout, the soul is perceived as the keeper of God's and man's secret, one which reflects reality and also tries to organize it according to an ontologically implanted rhythm.

In his new introduction, Molnar explains and re-examines his reasons for writing the book. While the themes he covers have been widely dealt with in contemporary thought, they are brought together to form an original combination of philosophical concepts. Archetypes of Thought is an intriguing study of the evolution of philosophical thinking. It is essential reading for both students and professionals of philosophy, history, and sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560008484
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Transaction Edition
Introduction1
Ch. 1The Original and Its Reflection3
Ch. 2The Guilt of Being27
Ch. 3The Substratum49
Ch. 4Rational Man and the Temptation of Mechanization69
Ch. 5Nocturnal Man89
Ch. 6The Cure of History111
Ch. 7The Oppression of Liberated Man129
Conclusion145
Index151

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