" An] important essay by a philosopher who more convincingly than any other I can think of demonstrates the continuing significance of his vocation in the life of our culture."--Karsten Harries, "The New York Times Book Review"
With "The Presence of Myth," Kolakowski demonstrates that no matter how hard man strives for purely rational thought, there has always been-and always will be-a reservoir of mythical images that lend "being" and "consciousness" a specifically human meaning.
"Kolakowski undertakes a philosophy of culture which extends to all realms of human intercourse--intellectual, artistic, scientific, and emotional. . . . His] book has real significance for today, and may well become a classic in the philosophy of culture."--"Anglican Theological Review"
|Preface to the English Edition|
|Myth within the Epistemological Inquiry|
|Myth in the Realm of Values|
|Myth in Logic|
|THe Mythical Sense of Love|
|Myth, Existence, Freedom|
|Myth and the Contingency of Nature|
|The Phenomenon of the World's Indifference|
|Myth in the Culture of Analgesics|
|The Permanence and Fragility of Myth|
|Conclusion Index of Names|
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Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Type: New edition