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Did the Greeks Believe in Their Myths? An Essay on the Constitutive Imagination

ISBN-10: 0226854345
ISBN-13: 9780226854342
Edition: 1988
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Description: "[Veyne's] present book has some kinship with his sprightly theoretical work Comment on ecrit l'histoire; and he declares that its aim was to provoke reflection on the way our conception of truth is built up and changes over the centuries. . . . The  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 172
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

"[Veyne's] present book has some kinship with his sprightly theoretical work Comment on ecrit l'histoire; and he declares that its aim was to provoke reflection on the way our conception of truth is built up and changes over the centuries. . . . The style is brilliant and exhilarating."--Jasper Griffin, Times Literary Supplement

Translator's Note
Preface
Introduction
When Historical Truth Was Tradition and Vulgate
The Plurality and Analogy of True Words
The Social Distribution of Knowledge and the Modalities of Belief
Social Diversity of Beliefs and Mental Balkanization
Behind This Sociology an Implicit Program of Truth
Restoring Etiological Truth to Myth
Myth and Rhetorical Truth
Pausanias Entrapped
Forger's Truth, Philologist's Truth
The Need to Choose between Culture and Belief in a Truth
Notes
Index

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