The Beginnings of European Theorizing: Reflexivity in the Archaic Age

The Beginnings of European Theorizing: Reflexivity in the Archaic Age : Logological Investigations: Volume Two

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 25.4mm | 771g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0415101697
  • 9780415101691

Table of contents

Introduction: Towards a Sociological Poetics Abbreviations 1. Mythopoiesis: The Praxis of Myth 1. Introduction 2. Mythopoiesis in Oral Culture: Obscure Moons in the Firmament of Reason 3. Myth as the Matrix of Early Greek Thought and Philosophy 4. The Public and Political Nature of Greek Religion 5. The Dialectic of Myth and Philosophy: Early Institutions of Reflection 6. Myth - the Logos of the Lifeworld 7. Narrative Strategies in Greek Myth 8. Conclusion - Myth as the Matrix of Logos 2. Homeric Epic Reflexivity: Self and Self-Reflexivity in the Iliad and Odyssey 1. Introduction 2. The Logological Significance of the Homeric Texts 3. Epic Narrative Form(s) 4. The World of the Poem: the Homeric Lifeworld as a Videological Universe 5. Self and Self-Relexivity in the Homeric World 6. The Civilising Powers of Homeric Discourse 7. Conclusion: Thersites' Revenge 3. Hesiod and the Birth of the Gods 1. Introduction: Mythos-Logos 2. Theogonic Myth as Discourse and Prototheorising 3. The Discovery of the 'I': Self-Reflexivity in Hesiod's Writing 4. The Poetic 'I' and Divine Authorisation 5. Hesiodic Symbolism and the 'Mythological World-View' 6. The Violence of Differentiation and the Appearance of the Gods 7. Hesiodic Ideology: the Valorisation of Justice and Work 8. Hesiodic Utopiansim 4. Lyric Reflexivities 1. The Genealogy of Individual Lyric Voices 2. Choral Lyric: From Collective to Individual Forms of Self-Reflection 3. From Choral Lyric to Monody: the Social Construction of the Individual Lyric Voice 4. Conclusion: the 'concept' of Lyric Reflexivity 5. Pindar and the Age of Literary Consciousness 1. The Life-World as a Theatre of Reflexive Praxis 2. The Heroic Ethic in Reflexive Mimesis 3. Gods and Men 4. Death and the Elysian Fields 5. Death and the Poetic Logos 6. Conclusion: Pindar's World 6. Orphism 1. Introduction: the Appearance of Orphism in Greek culture 2. Orphic Cosmogomy as an Allegory of Cosmic Alienation 3. The Orphic Body or the Doctrine of Cathartic Reflexivity 4. The Tropes of Dionysus 5. The Orphic Background of the Logos Bibliography Index
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