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The myth of the state,

Author: Ernst Cassirer; Charles William Hendel
Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press; London, G. Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, 1946.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Cassirer; Charles William Hendel
OCLC Number: 494059
Notes: Edited by Charles W. Hendel. cf. Foreword.
"Published on the Louis Stern memorial fund."
Description: xii, 303 pages frontispiece (portrait) 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. What is myth?: The structure of mythical thought --
Myth and language --
Myth and the psychology of emotions --
The function of myth in man's social life --
pt. 2. The struggle against myth in the history of political theory: "Logos" and "mythos" in early Greek philosophy --
Plato's Republic --
The religious and metaphysical background of the medieval theory of the state --
The theory of the legal state in medieval philosophy --
Nature and grace in medieval philosophy --
Machiavelli's new science of politics --
The triumph of Machiavellism and its consequences --
Implications of the new theory of the state --
The Renaissance of stoicism and "natural right" theories of the state --
The philosophy of the Enlightenment and its romantic critics --
pt. 3. The myth of the twentieth century: The preparation: Carlyle --
From hero worship to race worship --
Hegel --
The technique of the modern political myths.
Responsibility: by Ernst Cassirer.

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