This inquiry expands on ideas initially worked out in The Depictive Image: Metaphor and Literary Experience (University of Massachusetts Press; November 1988). This study demonstrates how authors as diverse as Kierkegaard, Unamuno, Henry James, and Margaret Atwood employ "mythemic figurations" in ways that disclose defining limits of discursive analytical reason in the domains, respectively, of religious, national-cultural, psychosocial, and psychobiological experience. This revised edition features extensive substantive and stylistic improvements that render the exposition more fully developed and accurate, and the prose more precise and readable.
?philosophers, literary critics, and anthropologists ought to read this study before writing or teaching on myth again.>>>>--Dupre, Louis "(From The Foreword) "
a critical study of major interest to students of myth in comparative religions and cultural anthropology.--Edgar C. Polome "Journal Of Indo-European Studies, (From The First Edition) "
philosophers, literary critics, and anthropologists ought to read this study before writing or teaching on myth again.--Dupre, Louis "(From The Foreword) "
?a critical study of major interest to students of myth in comparative religions and cultural anthropology.>>>>--Edgar C. Polome "Journal Of Indo-European Studies, (From The First Edition) "
|Foreword (1996)||p. v|
|Myth and Rationality||p. 1|
|Mythic Mindfulness and Meaning: Emergence of the Rationalist Standpoint and the Socratic Alternative||p. 25|
|The Mythos/Logos Split|
|The Emergence of the Rationalist Tradition: Xenophanes|
|Plato's Phaedrus and the Socratic Alternative to Polarizing Mythos and Logos|
|The Legacy of Mythos/Logos Polarization in Contemporary Rationalist Myth Theory||p. 55|
|Malinowski: Dissociation of Intellectual and Functional Aspects of Myth|
|Levi-Strauss: Limits of Linguistic Logos as Applied to Myth|
|Cassirer: Myth as a Stage on Thought's Way|
|Ricoeur: Myth as an Ahistorical Starting Point for Modern Thought|
|Blumenberg: Myth as an Accomplishment of Logos|
|Beyond the Mythos/Logos Split: Mythical Thinking as Depictive Rationality||p. 91|
|Introduction: Four Modernist Modes of Mythemic Figuration|
|The "Derivative" Mode in Kierkegaard's: Fear and Trembling|
|The "Transformative" Mode in Unamuno's: Life of Don Quixote|
|The "Nonce" Mode: An Instance in Henry James's: The Golden Bowl|
|The "Self-Critical" Mode: Mythemic Figuration in Margaret Atwood's "Giving Birth"|
|About the Author||p. 159|
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Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 30th December 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised