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bringing myth back to the world

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1043 words.

The ‘Conclusion’ uses the myth of Gaia and scientist James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis to ask: given that present-day theories have not challenged the supremacy of science, why bother trying...

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Conclusion: The future of the study of myth

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1829 words.

‘Conclusion: The future of the study of myth’ asks: Given that twentieth-century theories have not challenged the supremacy of science, why bother trying to reconcile myth with science? Why...

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Introduction: Theories of myth

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2887 words.

Myth: A Very Short Introduction examines modern theories of myth. It is only in the modern era — specifically, only since the second half of the nineteenth century — that these...

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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert A. Segal.

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 176 pages.

A survey of the past 300 years of theorizing on myth, Myth: A Very Short Introduction examines the work of such prominent thinkers as Albert Camus, Claude Lévi-Strauss, C. G. Jung, and...

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Myth: A Very Short Introduction

Robert Segal.

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 160 pages.

Where do myths come from? What is their function and what do they mean? Myth: A Very Short Introduction introduces a wide array of approaches to understanding myth from disciplines as...

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Myth and literature

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3679 words.

The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms. The most obvious form has been the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores the mythic origin...

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Myth and literature

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 4686 words.

The relationship between myth and literature has taken varying forms, the most obvious being the use of myth in works of literature. ‘Myth and literature’ explores mythic themes in...

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Myth and philosophy

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1350 words.

‘Myth and philosophy’ examines the many positions held on the relationship between myth and philosophy: that myth is part of philosophy, that myth is philosophy, that philosophy is myth,...

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Myth and philosophy

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2004; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2697 words.

‘Myth and philosophy’ examines the many positions held on the relationship between myth and philosophy. Some philosophers assert that, antithetically to moderns, primitives think...

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Myth and politics

Robert A. Segal.

in Myth: A Very Short Introduction

July 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Psychology; Mythology and Folklore; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies; Social and Cultural History; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2799 words.

‘Myth and politics’ examines the treatment of myth in the work of Bronislaw Malinowski, Georges Sorel, Ernst Cassirer, Georges Dumézil, and René Girard. For Malinowski, myth deals with...

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