Fears and Symbols

Fears and Symbols

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An encyclopedic study on the role that fear and anxiety have played as the organizing motives of human existence and social life. Hankiss explains how human beings have surrounded themselves with protective symbols: myths and religions, values and belief systems, ideas and scientific theories, moral and practical rules of behaviour, and a wide range of everyday rituals and trivialities.I shall dwell on these texts slightly longer than the pace of the present argument would allow, but I think his example is paradigmatic and worth closer scrutiny. The first essay was written in 1944 and was entitled a#39;Religious Perspectives inanbsp;...

Title:Fears and Symbols
Author:Elemér Hankiss
Publisher:Central European University Press - 2001-01-01


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