The Myths We Live By

Author(s) : Mary Midgley

The Myths We Live By

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2004
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 208
  • Catalogue No : 93115
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415340779
  • ISBN 10 : 0415340772
Paperback
£19.11
RRP : £19.99
save £0.88
Usually despatched within 4-5 working days
Free delivery worldwide
Add to basket
Add to wishlist
Email

There are currently no reviews
Be the first to review

Leave a review

Mary Midgley argues in her powerful new book that far from being the opposite of science, myth is a central part of it. In brilliant prose, she claims that myths are neither lies nor mere stories but a network of powerful symbols that suggest particular ways of interpreting the world.

' An elegant and sane little book. Unusually for a philosopher, Midgley has a superb ear for the use and misuse of language .'

- Edward Skidelsky, New Statesman

'She has, perhaps, the sharpest perception of any living thinker of the dangerous extremism that lurks behind so much contemporary scientistic discourse ...Merely as anthologies of contemporary folly, Midgley's books are essential reading ...we have Mary Midgley among us. We should pay attention and be grateful .'

- Brian Appleyard, The Sunday Times

Customer Reviews

Our customers have not yet reviewed this title. Be the first add your own review for this title.

You may also like

The Christopher Bollas Reader

The Christopher Bollas Reader

Christopher Bollas

Price £30.87

save £1.12

Sign up for our new titles email   Sign up to our postal mailing list   Sign up for postal updates