Maps of Meaning : The Architecture of Belief

Maps of Meaning : The Architecture of Belief

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 541 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780415922210
  • DDC分類 150.1


Connects two worlds that do not often meet - that of neuropsychology and cognitive science with Freudian theory and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative.

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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.


Preface1. Maps of Experience: Object and Meaning2. Maps of Meaning: Three Levels of AnalysisNormal and Revolutionary Life: Two Prosaic StoriesNeuropsychological Function: The Nature of the MindMythological Representation:The Constitutent Elements of Experience3. Apprenticeship and Enculturation: Adoption of a Shared Map4. The Appearance of Anomaly: Challenge to the Shared MapIntroduction: The Paradigmatic Structure of the KnownParticular Forms of AnomalyThe Rise of Self-Reference, and the Permanent Contamination of Anomaly with Death5. The Hostile Brothers: Archetypes of Response to the UnknownIntroduction: The Hero and the AdversaryThe Adversary: Emergence, Development and RepresentationHeroic Adaptation: Voluntary Reconstruction of the Map of MeaningConclusion: The Divinity of Interest