By Robert A. Segal
This paintings isn't approximately myths, yet approximately ways to fable, from all the significant disciplines, together with technological know-how, faith philosophy, literature, and psychology. The destiny of the preternaturally attractive Adonis is among the major fables upon which Segal focuses.
summary: This paintings isn't really approximately myths, yet approximately methods to fantasy, from the entire significant disciplines, together with technological know-how, faith philosophy, literature, and psychology. The destiny of the preternaturally attractive Adonis is among the major fables upon which Segal focuses
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Lévy-Bruhl, How Natives Think, p. 330) 26 Presented with the myth of Adonis, Lévy-Bruhl would surely focus on Adonis’ mystic relationship to the world. Ovid’s Adonis is oblivious to all warnings about the dangers of the world because he imagines himself at home in the world, and at home because one with the world. He is unable to resist the goddesses because he sees them as his mother, with whom he seeks not intercourse but womb-like absorption. Between him and the goddesses there exists the primordial state of oneness that Lévy-Bruhl calls participation mystique.
Moderns who still cling to myth have simply failed either to recognize or to concede the incompatibility of it with science. While Tylor does not date the beginning of the scientiﬁc stage, it is identical with the beginning of modernity and is therefore only a few centuries old. Dying in 1917, Tylor never quite envisioned a stage post the modern one. A recent 18 exemplar of Tylor’s position is the American anthropologist David Bidney. One reason Tylor pits myth against science is that he subsumes myth under religion.
The difference between scientiﬁc and religious myths is not in their content but in the attitude towards them. Where religious myths are accepted dogmatically, scientiﬁc myths are questioned: My thesis is that what we call ‘science’ is differentiated from the older myths not by being something distinct from a myth, but by being accompanied by a second-order tradition – that of critically discussing the myth. Before, there was only the ﬁrst-order tradition. 33 Myth and science Karl Popper (1902–94), the Viennese-born philosopher of science who eventually settled in England, breaks even more radically than Horton with Tylor.
Myth : a very short introduction by Robert A. Segal