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"Thinking Through Myths provides more than just a snapshot of the "status quaestiones on the topic vis-a-vis . Kevin Schilbrack is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wesleyan College, Georgia

"Thinking Through Myths provides more than just a snapshot of the "status quaestiones on the topic vis-a-vis philosophical methods. It thus provides a succint historical overview of philosophical perspectives on myth. Kevin Schilbrack is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wesleyan College, Georgia. A graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, he has a long-standing interest in the interaction of metaphysics, logic and belief.

Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday experience. Categories: Other Social Sciences\Philosophy.

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Myths disclose alternative worlds. From the perspective of modern philosophy, the belief in mythic worlds was seen as an aspect of culture that was soon to be superseded. But what is the place of myths, after modernity? Mythical Thinking brings together essays that use the philosophical tools- including phenomenology, metaphysics, semiotics and moral philosophy- to study these worlds and to think through myths.

Publisher : Routledge. Myths, it is often said, are more than false stories: they disclose alternative worlds. Yet from the perspective of most modern philosophy, the belief in mythic worlds is still seen as primitive and inadequate. When most formal approaches to the study of myths leave questions about their possible validity in the shadows, in what sense can we then claim that our myths might be true? If even 'rational' thought is informed by myth, are scientists, politicians and philosophers mythic thinkers?

Kevin Schilbrack is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wesleyan College, Georgia. Библиографические данные.

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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.
Thinking Through Myths: Philosophical Perspectives download epub
Religious Studies
Author: Kevin Schilbrack
ISBN: 0415254612
Category: Religion & Spirituality
Subcategory: Religious Studies
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 23, 2002)
Pages: 240 pages