Thinking Through Myths: Philosophical Perspectives / Edition 1

Thinking Through Myths: Philosophical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Kevin Schilbrack
     
 

Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins, and potential futures. Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday experience.See more details below

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Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins, and potential futures. Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415254618
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction: on the use of philosophy in the study of myths1
1Myth as primitive philosophy: the case of E. B. Tylor18
2Myth and phenomenology46
3Myth and pragmatic semiotics65
4Myth and metaphysics85
5Myth and feminist philosophy101
6Myth and moral philosophy123
7Myth and postmodernist philosophy142
8Myth and environmental philosophy158
9Myth and ideology174
10Myth and public science191
Index207

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