Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief / Edition 1

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief / Edition 1

by Jordan B. Peterson
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief / Edition 1
ISBN-10:
0415922216
ISBN-13:
9780415922210
Pub. Date:
04/12/1999
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief / Edition 1

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief / Edition 1

by Jordan B. Peterson
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Overview

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415922210
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/12/1999
Pages: 564
Sales rank: 556,889
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Toronto and was formerly at Harvard University. He has published numerous articles on drug abuse, alcoholism and aggression.

Table of Contents

Preface: Descensus ad Inferos

1. Maps of Experience: Object and Meaning

2. Maps of Meaning: Three Levels of Analysis
Normal and Revolutionary Life: Two Prosaic Stories
Neuropsychological Function: The Nature of the Mind
Mythological Representation:The Constitutent Elements of Experience

3. Apprenticeship and Enculturation: Adoption of a Shared Map

4. The Appearance of Anomaly: Challenge to the Shared Map
Introduction: The Paradigmatic Structure of the Known
Particular Forms of Anomaly
The Rise of Self-Reference, and the Permanent Contamination of Anomaly with Death

5. The Hostile Brothers: Archetypes of Response to the Unknown
Introduction: The Hero and the Adversary
The Adversary: Emergence, Development and Representation
Heroic Adaptation: Voluntary Reconstruction of the Map of Meaning
Conclusion: The Divinity of Interest
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