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Myth: A myth is a traditional story that embodies a belief about the world or the nature of human existence. Myths are often concerned with the origins of the universe, the creation of humanity, and the relationship between humans and the gods.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Paul Ricoeur on Myth - Dictionary of Arguments

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Myth/Ricoeur: The problem of double sense is not only peculiar to psychoanalysis: the phenomenology of religion also knows it; the great cosmic symbols, such as earth, sky, water, life, trees, stones, and the myths, those strange stories about the origin and end of things, are their daily bread. >Sense/Ricoeur
To the extent that it is phenomenological rather than psychoanalytical, the myths, rites and beliefs it examines are not fairy tales, but rather a way of relating to fundamental reality, whatever it may be. >Desire/Ricoeur, >Interpretation/Ricoeur.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Ricoeur I
Paul Ricoeur
De L’interprétation. Essai sur Sigmund Freud
German Edition:
Die Interpretation. Ein Versuch über Freud Frankfurt/M. 1999

Ricoeur II
Paul Ricoeur
Interpretation theory: discourse and the surplus of meaning Fort Worth 1976

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