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Cassirer and Langer on myth : an introduction

Author: William Schultz
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 2000.
Series: Theorists of myth, vol. 12.; Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 2013.
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This text investigates the significance of myth in the context of the survival of civilization and cultures. Such an examination is conducted by way of the two leading philosophers on myth, Cassirer  Read more...

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Named Person: Ernst Cassirer; Susanne K Langer; Susanne K Langer; Ernst Cassirer; Susanne K Langer; Ernst Cassirer; Susanne Katherina Knauth Langer; Ernst Cassirer; Susanne K Langer; Ernst Cassirer; Susanne Katherina Knauth Langer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Schultz
ISBN: 0815324650 9780815324652
OCLC Number: 43397800
Description: xxii, 380 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Myth in Cassirer's philosophy of symbolic forms. Myth in Cassirer's life and career : an overview of Cassirer's theory ; Myth starts a philosophy of culture : assumptions, methods, and goals ; Myth is a worldview ; Myth has a permanent power ; Myth recurs and progresses ; Myth affects modern life --
Myth in Langer's philosophy of human feeling. Myth in Langer's life and career : the quest for the roots of myth ; Myth is in "a new key" ; Myth is a "form of feeling" ; Myth has a biological basis ; The global society needs myth ; Judging the two theories.
Series Title: Theorists of myth, vol. 12.; Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 2013.
Responsibility: William Schultz.
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"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

 
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