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The presence of myth

Author: Leszek Kołakowski; Adam Czerniawski
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats

With this text, Leszek Kolakowski demonstrates that no matter how hard man strives for purely rational thought, there has always been - and always will be - a resevoir of mythical images that lend  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leszek Kołakowski; Adam Czerniawski
ISBN: 0226450570 9780226450575
OCLC Number: 52087035
Notes: "First published in France in 1972 as Obecność mitu (Issue 224 in the Biblioteka Kultury) by the Institut Litteraire, Paris"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xii, 138 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the english edition --
Preface --
Preliminary distinctions --
Myth within the epistemological inquiry --
Myth in the relam of values --
Myth in logic --
The mythical sense of love --
Myth, existence, freedom --
Myth and the contingency of nature --
The Phenomenon of the world's indifference --
Myth in the culture of analgesics --
The permanence and fragility of myth --
Conclusion --
Index of names.
Other Titles: Obecność mitu.
Responsibility: Leszek Kolakowski ; translated by Adam Czerniawski.


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