Mythos and Logos: How to Regain the Love of Wisdom
Albert A. Anderson, Steven V. Hicks, Lech Witkowski
Rodopi, 2004 - Philosophy - 268 pages
This book contains fifteen essays all seeking to regain the original meaning of philosophy as the love of wisdom. Mythos and Logos are two essential aspects of a quest that began with the ancient Greeks. As concepts fundamental to human experience, Mythos and Logos continue to guide the search for truth in the twenty-first century.
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Ancient Wisdom and Its Modem Shapes
ELEVEN Logos and Mythos
TWELVE On the Strange Relation between Heroic Socrates
Between Self and Nature
FIFTEEN Zhuangzis Way of Thinking through Fables
About the Contributors
Achilles aesthetic allegory altemative ancient Apollinian appears argument ascetic ideal Axiology beauty Birth of Tragedy boundless excursion butterfly Cambridge Cartesian cave Cephalus concem concept consciousness context culture death Descartes Descartes's dialectic dialogue Dio Chrysostom Dionysian Dionysus discourse disruptive distinction divine dream duality Editors Ethics example exists experience feeling fragment Friedrich Nietzsche G. W. F. Hegel Glaucon Greek happy and boundless heart/mind Hegel Heidegger Helen Heraclitus human Ibid idea imagination intemal interpretation kind knowledge language leam living love of wisdom Martin Heidegger means Mengzi metaphor metaphysical modem moral mouming myth mythos and logos nature object original parrhesia peng person Plato poetic poets Polemarchus political question rational reason Republic retum Schelling sense Socrates soul speak Spirit story things thought tragic trans transformation translation truth understanding University Press Untimely Meditations values volume in Philosophy Walter Kaufmann word writes Zhuangzi
Page 4 - My point is not that everything is bad, but that everything is dangerous, which is not exactly the same as bad. If everything is dangerous, then we always have something to do. So my position leads not to apathy but to a hyper- and pessimistic activism.
Page 1 - Recent liberation movements suffer from the fact that they cannot find any principle on which to base the elaboration of a new ethics. They need an ethics, but they cannot find any other ethics than an ethics founded on so-called scientific knowledge of what the self is, what desire is, what the unconscious is and so on.