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Myth and Meaning

Claude Levi-Strauss

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Collana: Heritage
Anno: 1978
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 64 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 80 gr.
  • EAN: 9780802063489
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Ever since the rise of science and the scientific method in the seventeenth century, we have rejected mythology as the product of superstitious and primitive minds. Only now are we coming to a fuller appreciation of the nature and role of myth in human history. In these five lectures originally prepared for the CBC, Claude Levi-Strauss, one of the world's greatest living thinkers, offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding. The lectures begin with a discussion of the historical split between mythology and science and the evidence that mythic levels of understanding are being reintegrated in our approach to knowledge. In an extension of his theme, Professosr Levi-Strauss analyses what we have called 'primitive' thinking and discusses some universal features of human mythology. The final two lectures outline the functional relationship between mythology and history and the structural relationship between mythology and music. Combining history, anthropology, and philosophy, this book provides a broad and penetrating perspective on the contemporary western world.
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    (Bruxelles 1908 - Parigi 2009) antropologo francese. Professore al Collège de France, membro dal ’73 dell’Académie française. Ha pubblicato opere che figurano ormai tra i classici dello strutturalismo: Le strutture elementari della parentela (Les structures élémentaires de la parenté, 1949), Antropologia strutturale (Anthropologie structurale, 1958), Il pensiero selvaggio (La pensée sauvage, 1962), e i quattro volumi della ricerca intitolata Mitologiche (Mythologiques): Il crudo e il cotto (Le cru et le cuit, 1964), Dal miele alle ceneri (Du miel aux cendres, 1967), L’origine delle buone maniere a tavola (L’origine des manières de table, 1968), L’uomo nudo (L’homme nu, 1971). Il saggio Razza e storia (Race et histoire, 1952) prospetta l’orientamento ideologico che è all’origine della ricerca... Approfondisci
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