The Greeks and the Irrational

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University of California Press, 1957 - Greece - 327 pages
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While Ancient Greeks are most known for the triumph of rationalism over superstition and magic, E.R. Dodds presents an alternate history which demonstrates that, despite the intellectual advancements ... Read full review

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Despite being first published in 1951 and considering all of the advances in anthropology, psychology and our knowledge of Greek civilisation, Dodds' book still holds its place as an important ... Read full review

Contents

Agamemnons Apology
1
From ShameCulture to GuiltCulture
28
The Blessings of Madness
64
DreamPattern and CulturePattern
102
The Greek Shamans and the Origin
135
Rationalism and Reaction in
179
Plato the Irrational Soul and
207
The Fear of Freedom
236
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