Thinking Through Myths
Edited by Kevin Schilbrack
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Thinking Through Myths by Kevin Schilbrack
Book DescriptionEight 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415254618
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Kevin Schilbrack
Philosophy and the Study of Religions, Paperback (February 2014)
Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto advocates a radical transformation of the discipline from its current, narrow focus on questions of God, to a fully global form of critical reflection on religions in all their variety and dimensions.
Thinking Through Rituals, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Kevin Schilbrack
Exploring religious ritual acts and their connection to meaning and truth, belief, memory, inquiry, worldview and ethics, this title draws on philosophers such as Foucault, Merleau-Ponty and Wittgenstein and sources from cognitive science, pragmatism and feminist theory to provide philosophical resources for understanding religious ritual practices
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Author Biography - Kevin Schilbrack
Kevin Schilbrack is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wesleyan College, Georgia. A graduate of the University of Chicago Divinity School, he has a long-standing interest in the interaction of metaphysics, logic and belief.
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