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Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction [NOOK Book]


First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135628819
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Series: Theorists of Myth
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 405
  • File size: 711 KB

Table of Contents

Pt. I Myth in Cassirer's Philosophy of Symbolic Forms 1
Ch. 1 Myth in Cassirer's Life and Career: An Overview of Cassirer's Theory 3
Ch. 2 Myth Starts a Philosophy of Culture: Assumptions, Methods, and Goals 17
Ch. 3 Myth Is a Worldview, Part 1: Its Symbolism in Perception and Imagination 55
Ch. 4 Myth Is a Worldview, Part 2: The Structure of Behavior: Space, Time, and Number 83
Ch. 5 Myth Is a Worldview, Part 3: The Structure of Behavior: Cause, Thing, and Soul/I 117
Ch. 6 Myth Is a Worldview, Part 4: The Evolution of Mythical Thinking 161
Ch. 7 Myth Has a Permanent Power: A Universal Function of Human Activity 191
Ch. 8 Myth Recurs and Progresses: Toward an Ideal Limit of Knowledge 205
Ch. 9 Myth Affects Modern Life: The Application of the Theory 225
Pt. II Myth in Langer's Philosophy of Human Feeling 249
Ch. 10 Myth in Langer's Life and Career: The Quest for the Roots of Myth 251
Ch. 11 Myth Is in "a New Key": A Type of Symbolism Like Art and Music 267
Ch. 12 Myth Is a "Form of Feeling": A Definition through a Symbolic Theory of Art 291
Ch. 13 Myth Has a Biological Basis: The Underlying Physical Processes 299
Ch. 14 The Global Society Needs Myth: Its Solutions to Problems of Modern Life 321
Ch. 15 Judging the Two Theories: Their Influence and Places in History 335
Selected Bibliography: Cassirer's and Langer's Philosophies of Myth 347
Index 371
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