Fears and Symbols: An Introduction to the Study of Western Civilization

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INDEX
advertising industry, 263, 270–271
Aeneid, 117
Aeschylus, 141, 176–177, 214
agapé, 174
age of uncertainties, 198, 200
Albee, Edward, 201
Albertus Magnus, 50
Aldrich, Charles Robert, 6, 89
Alexander, Jeffrey, C, 40, 42
alien world, 36, 48, 54, 60, 64–66, 69–92, 110, 122, 132–133, 171, 187–188, 196, 219, 235, 244, 246, 256–259, 275–277,
and cataclysms 75
experience of, 85–87
and extinction of animal species 78, 82–83
and extinction of civilizations, 82–83
and genocide, 82–83
a “hostile universe”, 86
a hypothesis, 1–3
and killing fields, 56
and mortality, 74–79
and space, 74
and “Terror of History”, 89
and time, 74
transformed into a Moral Universe, 151–154
alienation, 38
Allegre, Claude, 75, 88, 93
Ambrose, St., 50
American football, 232
aggression and the sublime, 232
amesha spentas, 50
Ananké, 172–173
angels, 50–53, 66–67, 217
belief in, 67
in Talmudic literature, 67
“they are terrible”, 207
Angel of Death (Becker, Ernest), 58–59
animal symbolicum (Ernst Cassirer), 5455
animated cartoons,
comic destruction of the world, 250255
triumph over causality, 255–256
anomie, 10, 60
Ansbacher, Heinz L., 277
Ansbacher, Rowena R., 277
anthropology, philosophical, 57
Antigone, 141–142, 214–216
anxiety, 83, 123, 133, 147, 162, 165, 187, 219, 237, 245, 275, 279

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One - Fear and the Social Sciences 5
  • Chapter Two - The World of Symbols 47
  • Chapter Three - An Alien World? 69
  • Chapter Four - The Garden of Eden 91
  • Chapter Five - The Image of the World 113
  • Chapter Six - The Moral Universe 137
  • Chapter Seven - The World of Guilt 157
  • Chapter Eight - The Rational World 181
  • Chapter Nine - The World of Beauty 205
  • Chapter Ten - The World of Play 219
  • Chapter Eleven - The World of Jokes 245
  • Chapter Twelve - The World of Trivialities 261
  • Chapter Thirteen - Symbols and Civilization 275
  • Bibliography 283
  • Index 299
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