Myth and Philosophy

Myth and Philosophy

Myth and Philosophy

Myth and Philosophy

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The time is ripe for the development of a new approach to the philosophy of religion. Among philosophers interested in religion, there is a growing recognition of the importance of the structure and content of actual religious traditions, both Western and non-Western. At the same time, many scholars in more empirically oriented disciplines such as the history of religions and anthropology are becoming increasingly intrigued by the philosophical aspects and implications of the religions they study.

The Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions series, which this volume initiates, will explore the possibilities inherent in this new situation. Over the next few years, this series will publish a number of books that consider a variety of issues in the comparative philosophy of religions and a variety of types of philosophically relevant data. Some of these volumes will be collections of essays; others will be individually authored books. Authors will include philosophers as well as philosophically oriented scholars from related disciplines such as theology, the history of religions, and anthropology.

The twelve essays that are included in this initial volume are divided into two groups. The first, which goes under the rubric of "Philosophical . . .

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