The Beginnings of European Theorizing--Reflexivity in the Archaic Age - Vol. 2

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CONTENTS
Acknowledgementsix
Abbreviationsx
Introduction: towards a sociological poeticsxiii
1 MYTHOPOIESIS: THE PRAXIS OF MYTH 1
1Introduction1
2Mythopoiesis in oral culture: obscure moons in the firmament of reason2
3Myth as the matrix of early Greek thought and philosophy27
4The public and political nature of Greek religion30
5The dialectic of myth and philosophy: early Greek institutions of reflection34
6Myth—the logos of the life-world35
7Narrative strategies in Greek myth38
8Conclusion—Myth as the matrix of logos43
2 HOMERIC EPIC REFLEXIVITY: SELF AND SELF-REFLEXIVITY IN THE ILIAD AND ODYSSEY47
1Introduction47
2The logological significance of the Homeric texts48
3Epic narrative form(s)58
4The world of the poem: the Homeric life-world as a videological universe77
5Self and self-reflexivity in the Homeric world94
6The civilizing powers of Homeric discourse136
7Conclusion: Thersites’ revenge157
3 HESIOD AND THE BIRTH OF THE GODS 160
1Introduction: mythos-logos160
2Theogonic myth as discourse and prototheorizing163
3The discovery of the ‘I’: self-reflexivity in Hesiod’s writing169
4The poetic ‘I’ and divine authorization174

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Abbreviations x
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1 - Mythopoiesis 1
  • 2 - Homeric Epic Reflexivity 47
  • 3 - Hesiod and the Birth of the Gods 160
  • 4 - Lyric Reflexivities 206
  • 5 - Pindar and the Age of Literary Consciousness 250
  • 6 - Orphism 278
  • Notes 302
  • Bibliography 386
  • Name Index 411
  • Subject Index 415
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