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The Presence of Myth - Leszek Kolakowski

The Presence of Myth

Paperback Published: 1st January 1989
ISBN: 9780226450575
Number Of Pages: 140

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" 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
Preliminary Distinctions
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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ISBN: 9780226450575
ISBN-10: 0226450570
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 140
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Type: New edition