Contributions to the Science of Mythology, 1897

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - History - 452 pages
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1897. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 0766177254. Volume 2 of 2. There is nothing more ancient in the world than language. The history of man begins, not with rude flints, rock temples or pyramids, but with language. The second stage is represented by myths as the first attempts at translating the phenomena of nature into thought. The third stage is that of religion or the recognition of moral powers, and in the end of one moral power behind and above all nature. The fourth and last is philosophy, or a critique of the powers of reason in their legitimate working on the data of experience. Contents: Vedic Mythology.

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