The Greeks and the Irrational

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University of California Press, 2004 - History - 327 pages
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In this philosophy classic, which was first published in 1951, E. R. Dodds takes on the traditional view of Greek culture as a triumph of rationalism. Using the analytical tools of modern anthropology and psychology, Dodds asks, "Why should we attribute to the ancient Greeks an immunity from 'primitive' modes of thought which we do not find in any society open to our direct observation?" Praised by reviewers as "an event in modern Greek scholarship" and "a book which it would be difficult to over-praise," The Greeks and the Irrational was Volume 25 of the Sather Classical Lectures series.
  

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User Review  - Vidar - Goodreads

Lots of interesting tidbits, the description of dionisian ecstasy on page 273 gives headbanging in heavymetal a classical precedent it seems :) Read full review

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κάλλος!! St. Basil would affirm. Read full review

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Contents

Agamemnons Apology
1
From ShameCulture to GuiltCulture
28
The Blessings of Madness
64
DreamPattern and CulturePattern
102
The Greek Shamans and the Origin of Puritanism
135
Rationalism and Reaction in the Classical Age
179
Plato the Irrational Soul and the Inherited Conglomerate
207
The Fear of Freedom
236
Maenadism
270
Theurgy
283
INDEX
315
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PREFACE TO PLATO
Eric A. HAVELOCK
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JSTOR: The Greeks and the Irrational
BOOK REVIEWS THE GREEKS AND THE IRRATIONAL. By er DODDS. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press (Sather Classical Lectures, Volume 25). ...
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The Greeks and the irrational | Living Crazy
The Greeks and the irrational. Publication Type, Book. Year of Publication, 1951. Authors, Dodds, er. Publisher, University of California Press ...
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Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Lectures “The Greeks and the Irrational,” his intention was doubtless to present a paradox. For the Greeks are generally taken to be the discoverers of ...
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The Greeks and their daimones « The Teeming Brain
Using the alternative form “daemon” to refer to these spirits, er Dodds writes in his classic The Greeks and the Irrational that the “daemonic, ...
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PEP Web - The Cure of Souls and the Winds of Change*
7 Dodds, er The Greeks and the Irrational. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957. p. 154. 8 Dodds, er The Greeks and the Irrational. Boston: Beacon Press, 1957. p. ...
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Summary of Evidence | Julian Jaynes Society
The Greeks and the Irrational. University of Chicago Press. Von Hagen, vw 1962. World of the Maya. New American Library. Von Hagen, vw 1979. ...
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Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.08.29
The final phase of Dodds' career might have been expected to lead to publications similar to The Greeks and the Irrational; he had, after all, ...
ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ bmcr/ 2000/ 2000-08-29.html

Content Pages of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Social Science
In er Dodds's highly influential The Greeks and the Irrational (University of California Press 1951), key developments in the history of Hellenic ...
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er Dodds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Among his works are The Greeks and the Irrational, which charts the influence of irrational forces in Greek culture up to the time of Plato, and Pagan and ...
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Professor Stephen Neale — Research
Besides the Greek authors themselves: Bernard Williams' Shame and Necessity and er Dodds The Greeks and the Irrational. (Admission only through Honors ...
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