New PDF release: Mythic-Symbolic Language and Philosophical Anthropology: A

By David M. Rasmussen

ISBN-10: 9401185638

ISBN-13: 9789401185639

This e-book will try and in achieving a optimistic and confident correla­ tion among mythic-symbolic language and philosophical anthropolo­ gy. it really is meant as a mirrored image at the philosophical accomplishment of Paul Ricoeur. The time period mythic-symbolic language during this context capability the language of the multivalent image given within the fantasy with its mental and poetic opposite numbers. The time period image isn't con­ ceived as an summary signal because it is utilized in symbolic common sense, yet quite as a concrete phenomenon - spiritual, mental, and poetic. the duty inherent during this correlation is enormous whilst one considers the twin obstacle of not easy and threat that is at its center. The prob­ lematic arises out of the plain hassle provided by means of the so-called problem of modernity which turns out to require the removing of my­ thic-symbolic language as an intelligible mode of communique. Mythic-symbolic language is usually eradicated simply because in an international molded through summary conceptualizations of technology, any such language is believed to be unintelligible. The declare is that its "primitive" explana­ tions were transcended via our modernity. Others think that the matter of mythic-symbolic language is the matter of the parable. If the mythic types of language can be eradicated, the reality of such language will be preserved via its translation into an intelligible mode of discourse. The troublesome is heightened extra through the relation of think of­ ations of language to philosophical anthropology. Any attention of language consists of a similar view of the character of man.

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