Greeks and the Irrational

ISBN-10: 0520242300
ISBN-13: 9780520242302
Edition: 2nd 2004
Authors: E. R. Dodds
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/16/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

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 Irrationalwas Volume 25 of the Sather Classical Lectures series.

Agamemnon's Apology
From Shame-Culture to Guilt-Culture
The Blessings of Madness
Dream-Pattern and Culture-Pattern
The Greek Shamans and the Origin of Puritanism
Rationalism and Reaction in the Classical Age
Plato, the Irrational Soul, and the Inherited Conglomerate
The Fear of Freedom
Maenadism
Theurgy
Index

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