150.195 P485
Maps of meaning : the architecture of belief. --
Imp / Ed.:
New York, NY, Estados Unidos : Routledge, c1999.
xxii, 541 p. : il. ; 23 cm.
Preface. Descensus ad Inferos. -- 1. Maps of experience: object and meaning. -- 2. Maps of meaning: three levels of analysis. -- Normal and revolutionary life: two prosaic stories. -- Neuropsychological function: the nature of the mind. -- Mythological representation: the constituent elements of experience. -- 3. Apprenticeship and enculturation: adoption of a shared map. -- 4. The appearance of anomaly: challenge to the shared map. -- Introduction: the paradigmatic structure of the known. -- Particular forms of anomaly. -- The rise of self-reference, and the permanent contamination of anomaly with death. -- 5. The hostile brothers: archetypes of response to the unknown. -- Introduction: the hero and the adversary. -- The adversary: emergence, development and representation. -- Heroic adaptation: voluntary reconstruction of the map of meaning. -- The alchemical procedure and the Philosopher's Stone. -- Conclusion: the divinity of interest. -- Notes. -- References. -- Permissions. -- Index. --
Tomado de la cubierta: "Why would people in different places and times formulate myths and stories with similar symbols and meanings? Are groups of people with different religious or ideological beliefs doomed to eternal conflict? Are the claims of science and religion truly irreconcilable? What might be done to decrease the individual propensity for group-fostered cruelty? Maps of Meaning addresses these questions with a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths and religions stories have long narrated. Peterson's ambitions interdisciplinary odyssey draws insights from the worlds of religion, cognitive science and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative. Maps of Meaning offers a critical guide to the riches of archaic and modern thought and invaluable insights into human motivation and emotion."
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