A Philosophy of Political Myth

A Philosophy of Political Myth

by Chiara Bottici
     
 

Chiara Bottici argues for a philosophical understanding of political myth.See more details below

Overview

Chiara Bottici argues for a philosophical understanding of political myth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521876551
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. A Genealogy of Myth: 1. Mythos and logos; 2. The biblos and the dialectic of the sacred logos; 3. Scientific rationality and the dialectic of the enlightenment; Part II. The Need for Myth: 4. Myth and meaning; 5. Approaching myth; 6. Naming the unknown, grounding significance; Part III. Political Myth: 7. Myth and the critique of political reason; 8. Classical theories of political myth; 9. Political myth, ideology, and utopia; Part IV. Myth and Political Identity: 10. Myth, historical narratives and the social imaginary; 11. Myth and identity; 12. Political myths today: the extraordinary and the banal.

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