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Published by Constable, Dover in London, [New York] .
Written in English


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Reprint of edition orig. publ New York,London:Harper, 1946.

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Open LibraryOL20235674M

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"Language and Myth" sets itself to the task of trying to unravel or at least describe the mystery at the heart of thought itself, how and why these thoughts are articulated in sometimes different ways across cultures, and sometimes in eerily similar ways. Herr Cassirer notes, for instance, in the early going of his book that many religions /5(27). In this important study Ernst Cassirer analyzes the non-rational thought processes that go to make up culture. He demonstrates that beneath both language and myth there lies an unconscious "grammar" of experience, whose categories and canons are not those of logical thought. He shows that this prelogical "logic" is not merely an undeveloped state of rationality, but something basically. Language and Myth. Ernst Cassirer. $; $; English. LENGTH. Pages PUBLISHER. Dover Publications. SELLER. INscribe Digital. SIZE. KB. More Books by Ernst Cassirer See All. The Renaissance Philosophy of Man. Determinismo e indeterminismo nella fisica moderna. Om kulturvidenskabernes logik. Il diritto e la.   In this important study Ernst Cassirer analyzes the non-rational thought processes that go to make up culture. He demonstrates that beneath both language and myth there lies an unconscious "grammar" of experience, whose categories and canons are not those of logical :

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The book is laid out as a series of short essays, each one by a different author debunking a cultural "myth" about language. One advantage is that the essays are very short and engaging, requiring very little familiarity with linguistics/5. This book is an excellent rebuttal to the argument that reason is the origin and culmination of human thought and that all myth is rooted in ignorance (take that, Carl Sagan). If you are interested in theories of mythology and/or theories of language/linguistics, this book is a must.5/5(5). ISBN: OCLC Number: Language Note: Translation of: Sprache und Mythos. Notes: "Originally published in German as number VI of . Mythologies is a book by Roland is a collection of essays taken from Les Lettres nouvelles, examining the tendency of contemporary social value systems to create modern s also looks at the semiology of the process of myth creation, updating Ferdinand de Saussure's system of sign analysis by adding a second level where signs are elevated to the level of myth.