Thinking Through Myths Book

Thinking Through Myths


  • Author : Kevin Schilbrack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134523221

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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.

Thinking Through Myths Book

Thinking Through Myths


  • Author : Kevin Schilbrack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134523214

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Thinking Through Myths Excerpt :

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.

Thinking Through Confucius Book
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Thinking Through Confucius


  • Author : David L. Hall
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1987-10-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 393
  • ISBN 10 : 0887063772

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Thinking Through Confucius Excerpt :

Thinking Through Confucius critically interprets the conceptual structure underlying Confucius' philosophical reflections. It also investigates "thinking," or "philosophy" from the perspective of Confucius. That authors suggest that an examination of Chinese philosophy may provide an alternative definition of philosophy that can be used to address some of the pressing issues of the Western cultural tradition.

Thinking Through Rituals Book

Thinking Through Rituals


  • Author : Kevin Schilbrack
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 0415290597

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Thinking Through Rituals explores religious ritual acts and their connection to meaning and truth, building upon their special status as virtually pure forms of belief in action.

Thinking Through Rituals Book

Thinking Through Rituals


  • Author : Kevin Schilbrack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-08-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134436767

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Many philosophical approaches today seek to overcome the division between mind and body. If such projects succeed, then thinking is not restricted to the disembodied mind, but is in some sense done through the body. From a post-Cartesian perspective, then, ritual activities that discipline the body are not just thoughtless motions, but crucial parts of the way people think. Thinking Through Rituals explores religious ritual acts and their connection to meaning and truth, belief, memory, inquiry, worldview and ethics. Drawing on philosophers such as Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein, and sources from cognitive science, pragmatism and feminist theory, it provides philosophical resources for understanding religious ritual practices like the Christian Eucharistic ceremony, Hatha Yoga, sacred meditation or liturgical speech. Its essays consider a wide variety of rituals in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism - including political protest rituals and gay commitment ceremonies, traditional Vedic and Yogic rites, Christian and Buddhist meditation and the Jewish Shabbat. They challenge the traditional disjunction between thought and action, showing how philosophy can help to illuminate the relationship between doing and meaning which ritual practices imply.

Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues Book

Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues


  • Author : Omid Tofighian
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137580443

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This book rethinks Plato’s creation and use of myth by drawing on theories and methods from myth studies, religious studies, literary theory and related fields. Individual myths function differently depending on cultural practice, religious context or literary tradition, and this interdisciplinary study merges new perspectives in Plato studies with recent scholarship and theories pertaining to myth. Significant overlaps exist between prominent modern theories of myth and attitudes and approaches in studies of Plato’s myths. Considering recent developments in myth studies, this book asks new questions about the evaluation of myth in Plato. Its appreciation of the historical conditions shaping and directing the study of Plato’s myths opens deeper philosophical questions about the relationship between philosophy and myth and the relevance of myth studies to philosophical debates. It also extends the discussion to address philosophical questions and perspectives on the distinction between argument and narrative.

Thinking through Thomas Merton Book

Thinking through Thomas Merton


  • Author : Robert Inchausti
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438449470

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Considers the legacy of Thomas Merton and his relevance for contemporary times. With the publication of The Seven Storey Mountain in 1948, Thomas Merton became a bestselling author, writing about spiritual contemplation in a modern context. Although Merton (1915–1968) lived as a Trappist monk, he advocated a spiritual life that was not a retreat from the world, but an alternative to it, particularly to the deadening materialism and spiritual vacuity of the postwar West. Over the next twenty years, Merton wrote for a wide audience, bringing the wisdom of Christianity, Buddhism, and Sufism into dialogue with the period’s contemporary thought. In Thinking through Thomas Merton, Robert Inchausti introduces readers to Merton and evaluates his continuing relevance for our time. Inchausti shows how Merton broke the high modernist trance so that we might become the change we wish to see in the world by refiguring the lost virtues of silence, contemplation, and community in a world enamored by the will to power, virtuoso performance, radical skepticism, and materialist metaphysics. Merton’s defense of contemplative culture is considered in light of the postmodern thought of recent years and emerges as a compelling alternative. “Inchausti explores Merton’s understanding of Western Christian monasticism and provides new insights into his critique of modernity.” — Curt Cadorette, author of Catholicism in Social and Historical Contexts: An Introduction

Six Myths about the Good Life Book

Six Myths about the Good Life


  • Author : Joel Kupperman
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Conduct of life
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603843805

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Six Myths about the Good Life Excerpt :

Joel Kupperman provides an engaging introduction to theories of the good life by exploring the strengths and weakness of six simple statements of what a good life should be. Drawing on classic Chinese, Indian, Greek and Roman sources, Kupperman considers the various ways in which one might think about the values that are worth aiming for, and shows that no simple account can adequately express all that a good life can be.

Thinking Through Blake Book

Thinking Through Blake


  • Author : Hazard Adams
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2014-03-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476615738

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A seminal figure in Romantic poetry and visual arts, William Blake continues to influence modern literary criticism. In this book, Blake scholar Hazard Adams presents a selection of essays that span his long career exploring the work and thought of the groundbreaking artist. Topics range from the symbolic form in Blake’s poem Jerusalem, the world view of Blake in relation to cultural policy and the notion of contrariety in Blake’s writings to the relation of Chinese literary thought to that of the West, the critical work of Northrop Frye and Murray Krieger and the cultural and academic status of the humanities. The essays chart the evolution of Adams’ own neo–Blakean literary thought over the past four decades, chronicling an effort to seek not merely a method but a philosophical base for the practice of literary criticism.

The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion Book

The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion


  • Author : Jaco Gericke
  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781589837089

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The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion Excerpt :

This study pioneers the use of philosophy of religion in the study of the Hebrew Bible. After identifying the need for a legitimate philosophical approach to Israelite religion, the volume traces the history of interdisciplinary relations and shows how descriptive varieties of philosophy of religion can aid the clarification of the Hebrew Bible’s own metaphysical, epistemological, and moral assumptions. Two new interpretative methodologies are developed and subsequently applied through an introduction to what the biblical texts took for granted about the nature of religious language, the concept of deity, the properties of Yhwh, the existence of gods, religious epistemology, and the relation between religion and morality.

Ecologies of Participation Book

Ecologies of Participation


  • Author : Zayin Cabot
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498568166

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In this daring debut, Zayin Cabot challenges the wise homebodies of academia. A profoundly interdisciplinary approach to comparative scholarship, Ecologies of Participation offers a methodology whereby we can face our shared planetary predicament. It is grounded in process philosophy, and asserts the importance of a new ontology of agency. It traces the importance of Lévy-Bruhl and Lévi-Strauss’s early work, while offering new insight into the ontological turn in anthropology. This book sets out to destabilize modern reductionist trends toward scientific materialism, without falling into postmodern cultural constructivism. It does not assume the givenness of nature or culture. By advancing a multi-ontology approach, this work offers robust interventions into decolonial and critical studies. Cabot takes contemporary scholarship in new and exciting directions—offering an unstable ground from which to examine our shared worlds, both human and other. Throughout the last chapters of the book, these threads are illuminated through a detailed ethics of comparison and participation.

The Films of James Cameron Book

The Films of James Cameron


  • Author : Matthew Wilhelm Kapell
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2011-09-29
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9780786487547

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Among the most expensive—and most profitable—films of all time, the works of James Cameron have had a profound effect upon popular culture and the technology of moviemaking. Yet the very blockbuster nature of his films means that the political commentary, cultural discourse and rich symbolism within the works are often overlooked. From The Terminator to Avatar, the director has evinced a persistence of themes, concerns and visions that capture the contemporary zeitgeist. This collection of essays on James Cameron’s films, written by a diverse group of scholars from a wide range of disciplines, provides a comprehensive exploration of the work and legacy of one of America’s foremost filmmakers.

Thinking Through Images Book

Thinking Through Images


  • Author : Christopher Tilley
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789257021

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This book provides a general self-reflexive review and critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art from the standpoint of Chris Tilley’s research in this area over the last thirty years. It offers a novel alternative theoretical perspective stressing the significance of visual narrative structure and rhythm, using musical analogies, putting particular emphasis on the embodied perception of images in a landscape context. Part I reviews the major theories and interpretative perspectives put forward to understand the images, in historical perspective, and provides a critique discussing each of the main types of motifs occurring on the rocks. Part II outlines an innovative theoretical and methodological perspective for their study stressing sequence and relationality in bodily movement from rock to rock. Part III is a detailed case study and analysis of a series of rocks from northern Bohuslän in western Sweden. The conclusions reflect on the theoretical and methodological approach being taken in relation to the disciplinary practices involved in rock art research, and its future.

A Companion to Greek Mythology Book

A Companion to Greek Mythology


  • Author : Ken Dowden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118785164

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A Companion to Greek Mythology presents a series of essays that explore the phenomenon of Greek myth from its origins in shared Indo-European story patterns and the Greeks’ contacts with their Eastern Mediterranean neighbours through its development as a shared language and thought-system for the Greco-Roman world. Features essays from a prestigious international team of literary experts Includes coverage of Greek myth’s intersection with history, philosophy and religion Introduces readers to topics in mythology that are often inaccessible to non-specialists Addresses the Hellenistic and Roman periods as well as Archaic and Classical Greece

The Greek Myths That Shape the Way We Think Book

The Greek Myths That Shape the Way We Think


  • Author : Richard Buxton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-03-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0500518807

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A fresh and revealing look at the stories at the heart of Greek mythology, exploring their cultural impact throughout history up to the present day.