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Myth Analyzed

Myth Analyzed

1st Edition

By Robert A. Segal
October 14, 2020

Comparing and evaluating modern theories of myth, this book offers an overview of explanations of myth from the social sciences and the humanities. This ambitious collection of essays uses the viewpoints of a variety of disciplines - psychology, anthropology, sociology, politics, philosophy, ...

Myth and the Human Sciences Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg's Theory of Myth

1st Edition

By Angus Nicholls
November 10, 2016

This is the first book-length critical analysis in any language of Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Blumenberg can be regarded as the most important German theorist of myth of the second half of the twentieth century, and his Work on Myth (1979) has resonated across disciplines ranging from ...

Rene Girard and Myth An Introduction

Rene Girard and Myth: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Richard Golsan
January 02, 2002

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Myth

1st Edition

Edited By Robert A. Segal
July 15, 2016

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Myth and Ritual School J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

The Myth and Ritual School: J.G. Frazer and the Cambridge Ritualists

1st Edition

By Robert Ackerman
August 16, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Poetics of Myth

The Poetics of Myth

1st Edition

By Eleazar M. Meletinsky
July 27, 2000

'Serious students will savor Meletinsky's rich and complex book. The opening section alone is valuable for its erudite examination of modern theory about myth, with special attention to Levi-Strauss and the structuralists. Meletinsky grasps the essentials of theories he discusses and makes clear ...

Northrop Frye on Myth

Northrop Frye on Myth

1st Edition

By Ford Russell
August 29, 2000

Nortrop Frye differed from other theorists of myth in tracing all of the major literary genres--romance, comedy, satire, not just tragedy--to myth and ritual. This volume is the most thorough presentation of his thinking on the subject....

Cassirer and Langer on Myth An Introduction

Cassirer and Langer on Myth: An Introduction

1st Edition

By William Schultz
January 20, 2016

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

1st Edition

By Daniel Merkur
July 17, 2014

This book surveys the history of psychoanalytic treatments of myths variously as symptoms of psychopathology, as cultural defense mechanisms, and as metaphoric expressions of ideas that may include therapeutic insights....

Kenneth Burke on Myth An Introduction

Kenneth Burke on Myth: An Introduction

1st Edition

By Lawrence Coupe
June 09, 2014

Kenneth Burke--rhetorician, philosopher, linguist, sociologist, literary and music critic, crank--was one of the foremost theorists of literary form. He did not fit tidily into any philosophical school, nor was he reducible to any simple set of principles or ideas. He published widely, and is ...

Jung and the Jungians on Myth

Jung and the Jungians on Myth

1st Edition

By Steven Walker
January 02, 2002

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Political Myth

Political Myth

1st Edition

By Christopher Flood
November 21, 2001

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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