Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstuct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins and potential futures.
Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins, and potential futures. Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday experience.
Acknowledgements IntroductionMyths, Kevin Schilbrack Chapter 1. Myth as Primitive Philosophy, Robert A. Segal Chapter 2. Myth as Primitive Philosophy, Milton Scarborough Chapter 3. Myth and Pragmatic Semiotics, William Power Chapter 4. Myth and Metaphysics, Kevin Schilbrack Chapter 5. Myth and Feminist Philosophy, Pamela Sue Anderson Chapter 6. Myth and Moral Philosophy, James Wetzel Chapter 7. Myth and Postmodern Philosophy, William Doty Chapter 8. Myth and Environmental Philosophy, J. Baird Callicott Chapter 9. Myth and Ideology, Christopher Flood Chapter 10. Myth and Public Science, Mary Gerhart and Allan Russell Contributors Index