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A Philosophy of Political Myth (Hardcover)

Author: Bottici, Chiara

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In this book, Chiara Bottici argues for a philosophical understanding of political myth. Bottici shows that myth is a process, one of continuous work on a basic narrative pattern that responds to a need for significance. Human beings need meaning in order to master the world they live in, but they also need significance in order to live in a world that is less indifferent to them. This is particularly true in the realm of politics. Political myths are narratives through which we orient ourselves, and act and feel about our political world. Bottici shows that in order to come to terms with contemporary phenomena, such as the clash between civilizations, we need a Copernican revolution in political philosophy. If we want to save reason, we need to look at it from the standpoint of myth.

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Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521876551
SKU 204736258
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521876559
Release Date 5/29/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0286
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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