Item description for Myths and Fictions (Philosophy and Religion) by Shlomo Biderman...
Myths and Fictions -- the third in a series of books on comparative philosophy and religion -- is a collection of original essays, none previously published, on the theory and the actuality of myths and fictions in the different cultures of the world. Through all the essays there runs the question of the relation of literal truth to truth conceived in other ways or dimensions. Taken as a whole, the book makes a serious attempt to get beyond the confines of any single culture and enter into the mythical imagination of the ancient Hindus, Chinese, Hebrews and Christians, and by this act of imagination to escape (in Italo Calvino's words) "the limited perspective of the individual ego, not only to enter into selves like our own but to give speech to that which has no language..." CONTENTS:
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1994
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004098380 ISBN13 9789004098381
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More About Shlomo Biderman
Steven T. Katz is Professor of Judaic Studies at Boston Univeristy. Shlomo Biderman is Professor of Philosophy at Tel Aviv University. Gershon Greenberg is Professor of Religion and Philosophy at American University
Shlomo Biderman has an academic affiliation as follows - Tel Aviv University.