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Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction (William Schultz) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780815324652


Title: Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction

Author: Schultz, William

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780815324652

Volumes: 1; Pages: 320

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This book provides a detailed overview of the approach by two of the leading philosophical theorists of myth.

"In William Schultz's volume, Cassirer and Langer on Myth, we are given the full philosophical background to the theory of myth as 'symbolic form'."--Religious Studies Review

Table of Contents

Preface: What is a myth?

Introduction: Traditional Myths for the Survival of Civilization

* The Id of Culture: Cassirer's Philosophy of Myth,The Primordial Power of Culture,

-The Making of Language and Other Materials of Culture,

-The New Manufacturing of Myths and the Need for Guardians of Civilization

* From An Animal's Environment to a Human World: Langer's Philosophy of Myth,

-Generative Ideas of An Epoch,

-The Spirit World,

-Myth in Civilization

* Conclusion: Today's Cry for Myth: Cassirer's and Langer's Influence

* References

* Name Index

* Subject Index
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