the myths we live by

Download Book The Myths We Live By in PDF format. You can Read Online The Myths We Live By here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Myths We Live By

Author : Mary Midgley
ISBN : 9781136807534
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 86. 25 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 355
Read : 381

Download Now


With a new Introduction by the author 'An elegant and sane little book. – The New Statesman Myths, as Mary Midgley argues in this powerful book, are everywhere. In political thought they sit at the heart of theories of human nature and the social contract; in economics in the pursuit of self interest; and in science the idea of human beings as machines, which originates in the seventeenth century, is a today a potent force. Far from being the opposite of science, however, Midgley argues that myth is a central part of it. Myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols for interpreting the world. Tackling a dazzling array of subjects such as philosophy, evolutionary psychology, animals, consciousness and the environment in her customary razor-sharp prose, The Myths We Live By reminds us of the powerful role of symbolism and the need to take our imaginative life seriously. Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of many books including Wickedness, Evolution as a Religion, Beast and Man and Science and Poetry. All are published in Routledge Classics.

The Myths We Live By

Author : Paul Richard Thompson
ISBN : UOM:39015029248351
Genre : History
File Size : 84. 81 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 940
Read : 392

Download Now



The Myths We Live By

Author : Peter Cave
ISBN : 9781786495211
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 23. 38 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 440
Read : 1280

Download Now


In this witty and mischievous book, philosopher Peter Cave dissects the most controversial disputes today and uses philosophical argument to reveal that many issues are less straightforward than we'd like to believe. Leaving no sacred cow standing, Cave uses ingenious stories and examples to challenge our most strongly held assumptions. Is democracy inherently a good thing? What is the basis of so-called human rights? Is discrimination always bad? Are we morally obliged to accept refugees? In an age of identity politics and so-called 'fake news', this book is an essential resource for reinvigorating genuine public debate - and an entertaining challenge to accepted wisdom.

Myths We Live By

Author : Colin Grant
ISBN : 9780776604442
Genre : Religion
File Size : 43. 21 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 582
Read : 683

Download Now


Colin Grant challenges the popular use of 'myth' as a dismissive designation for the superstitions and falsehoods of 'other' cultures. He argues that 'myths' are not merely archaic relics of a simpler bygone era, irrelevant to the technically sophisticated consumer of contemporary Western culture, but an integral and living part of our daily lives. The author maintains that myths occupy a place in our present-day lives that is every bit as important to us as the divinities and heroes of classical antiquity were to the ancients. Grant explores some of the 'living myths' that shape our everyday lives - science, sports, sex, consumerism, societal values, ecology, and religion - and maintains that many of these myths serve as religious substitutes in a secular age. The myths themselves are in a constant state of flux and transformation. They ebb and flow, both with in the context of wider culture and individual experience.

Myths To Live By

Author : Joseph Campbell
ISBN : 9781611780000
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 54. 79 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 474
Read : 203

Download Now


In Myths to Live By, Joseph Campbell explores the enduring power of the universal myths that influence our lives daily and examines the myth-making process from the primitive past to the immediate present, returning always to the source from which all mythology springs; the creative imagination.Campbell stresses that the borders dividing the earth have been shattered; that myths and religions have always followed the certain basic archetypes and are no longer exclusive to a single people, region, or religion. He shows how we must recognize their common denominators and allow this knowledge to be of use in fulfilling human potential everywhere. With a foreword by Johnson E. Fairchild. This digital edition is the first ebook issued as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; it is newly illustrated and redesigned.

The Essential Mary Midgley

Author : Mary Midgley
ISBN : 041534641X
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 50. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 938
Read : 345

Download Now


Feared and admired in equal measure, Mary Midgley has carefully yet profoundly challenged many of the scientific and moral orthodoxies of the twentieth century. The Essential Mary Midgley collects for the first time the very best of this famous philosopher's work, described by the Financial Times as 'common sense philosophy of the highest order'. This unrivalled introduction to a great philosopher and brilliant writer incorporates carefully selected excerpts from Mary Midgley's bestselling books, including Wickedness, Beast and Man, Science and Poetry, and The Myths We Live By. With a specially written foreword by James Lovelock, this classic text presents a superb and eminently readable insight into questions she has returned to time and again in her renowned sharp prose. This anthology discusses major topics, such as the roots of human nature, reason and imagination, the myths of science and the importance of holism in thinking about science and the environment.

The Stories We Live By

Author : Dan P. McAdams
ISBN : UOM:39015032596291
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 82. 5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 638
Read : 670

Download Now


A psychologist outlines his theory of human identity, arguing that the shaping of one's personality is the result of a process of creating one's self through personal myths

Metaphors We Live By

Author : George Lakoff
ISBN : 9780226470993
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 42. 67 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 234
Read : 1161

Download Now


The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are "metaphors we live by"—metaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them. In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnson's influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

La Trampa De La Felicidad

Author : Russ Harris
ISBN : 8408093940
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 30. 89 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 692
Read : 872

Download Now


¿Te sientes solo, aburrido, desdichado, inseguro o insatisfecho y, a pesar de todo, pones cara de felicidad, fingiendo que todo va bien? Si tu respuesta es afirmativa, tranquilo, ¡no eres el único! Los últimos estudios científicos sugieren que vivimos prisioneros en una trampa invisible: un círculo vicioso en el que cuanto más luchamos por alcanzar la felicidad, más sufrimos a largo plazo. Por fortuna, escapar de «la trampa de la felicidad» es posible gracias a una nueva e innovadora psicoterapia conocida como Terapia de Compromiso y Aceptación (ACT). A través de seis poderosos principios, la ACT permite lidiar con el dolor, vencer los temores y construir una vida rica, plena y llena de sentido.

The Church S Healing Ministry

Author : David Atkinson
ISBN : 9781848250772
Genre : Religion
File Size : 60. 61 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 365
Read : 359

Download Now


Healing is one of the fundamental aspects of Christian ministry, reaching into every area of personal and public life. This new book from a leading Christian ethicist offers a practical and pastoral theology that embraces its different dimensions: the biblical notion of health and wholeness, healing in relation to sickness and disease, personal and environmental health, health and social justice, emotional health, pastoral care and counselling and healing and the sacraments. David Atkinson explores the healing ministry and the miracles of Jesus and their relevance to Christian ministry today. He asks whether suffering can ever be creative and explores how today's conversations between theology, psychology and medical science are shaping our understanding of healing.

Top Download:

Best Books