The Greeks and the Irrational / Edition 2

The Greeks and the Irrational / Edition 2

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by E. R. Dodds
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520242300

ISBN-13: 9780520242302

Pub. Date: 06/16/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

In this philosophy classic, which was first published in 1951, E. R. Dodds takes on the traditional view of Greek culture as a triumph of rationalism. Using the analytical tools of modern anthropology and psychology, Dodds asks, "Why should we attribute to the ancient Greeks an immunity from 'primitive' modes of thought which we do not find in any society open to

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In this philosophy classic, which was first published in 1951, E. R. Dodds takes on the traditional view of Greek culture as a triumph of rationalism. Using the analytical tools of modern anthropology and psychology, Dodds asks, "Why should we attribute to the ancient Greeks an immunity from 'primitive' modes of thought which we do not find in any society open to our direct observation?" Praised by reviewers as "an event in modern Greek scholarship" and "a book which it would be difficult to over-praise," The Greeks and the Irrational was Volume 25 of the Sather Classical Lectures series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520242302
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/16/2004
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures Series, #25
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
335
Sales rank:
421,481
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

IAgamemnon's Apology1
IIFrom Shame-Culture to Guilt-Culture28
IIIThe Blessings of Madness64
IVDream-Pattern and Culture-Pattern102
VThe Greek Shamans and the Origin of Puritanism135
VIRationalism and Reaction in the Classical Age179
VIIPlato, the Irrational Soul, and the Inherited Conglomerate207
VIIIThe Fear of Freedom236
Appendix IMaenadism270
Appendix IITheurgy283
Index315

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