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The Persistence of Myth as Symbolic Form: No. 3

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ISBN 9781904350293
Published November 1, 2008 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Volume 3 of a collection of occasional papers on the Persistence of Myth as Symbolic Form, presented at the University of Glasgow's Centre for Intercultural Studies.

Table of Contents

1 The Pathos Formulae of Mythic Thought 2 Why Do We Need Myth? Homer, Nietzsche, and Helen’s Weaving-Loom 3 Transference of Myth: Tableaux vivants in Goethe’s Elective Affinities 4 The Romantic Programme for a New Mythology and its Legacies in Modern Critical Theory 5 Ernst Cassirer’s Die Begriffsform im mythischen Denken and the Beginnings of his Friendship with Fritz Saxl and Aby Warburg 6 Ernst Cassirer: The Myth of Language 7 Olympian or Pathologist? Cassirer, Gundolf, and the Hero Myth 8 The ‘Persistence of Myth’? Cassirer and Anthropology9 Cassirer’s Critique of Myth: Its Relevance for Today 10 The Return of the Manicheans: Kant and Nietzsche 11 Film Between Myth and Art: A Cassirerian Approach VI THE PERSISTENCE OF MYTH 12 The Importance of Mythical Thought for the Development of Cassirer’s Phenomenology 13 The Politics of Myth: Cassirer, Bachofen, and Sorel 14 The Levels and Modes of Symbolism: Myth, Art, and Language in Cassirer with Special Reference to Goethe’s ‘Urworte. Orphisch’ 15 Concepts of Space in Mythical and Scientific Thought: A Challenge to Cassirer’s Apriorism?

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Paul Bishop