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The myths we live by

Author: Mary Midgley
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book that, far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it.
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Midgley, Mary, 1919-
Myths we live by.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011
(DLC) 2011003603
(OCoLC)700735525
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Midgley
ISBN: 9780203828328 0203828321 1283103753 9781283103756
OCLC Number: 727061395
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD TO THE ROUTLEDGE CLASSICS EDITION; 1 HOW MYTHS WORK; 2 OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD; 3 PROGRESS, SCIENCE AND MODERNITY; 4 THOUGHT HAS MANY FORMS; 5 THE AIMS OF REDUCTION; 6 DUALISTIC DILEMMAS; 7 MOTIVES, MATERIALISM AND MEGALOMANIA; 8 WHAT ACTION IS; 9 TIDYING THE INNER SCENE: Why memes?; 10 THE SLEEP OF REASON PRODUCES MONSTERS; 11 GETTING RID OF THE EGO; 12 CULTURAL EVOLUTION?; 13 SELECTING THE SELECTORS; 14 IS REASON SEX-LINKED?; 15 THE JOURNEY FROM FREEDOM TO DESOLATION; 16 BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE YUK FACTOR; 17 THE NEW ALCHEMY.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Mary Midgley ; with a new foreword by the author.

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'For those who haven't yet read Midgley, these essays are an excellent place to start.' - Jon Turney, The Guardian 'An elegant and sane little book. Unusually for a philosopher, Midgley has a superb Read more...

 
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