TIME - TIMESPACE - SPACE-TIME - AGE - AGES
HISTORY - HISTORICITY - STORY - NARRATION
TIME - TIME SPACE - SPACE-TIME - AGE - AGES
GEOMETRY OF TIME
Merlin Donald Origins of the Human Mind
Keywords: Mythic culture - Episodic, mimetic, and mythic culture are all broad, unifying concepts that express the dominant cognitive quality of the individual mind in relation to society. The two previous transitions represented major qualitative breaks with the cognitive past. A third cognitive transition likewise is signaled by a major break with the previous cultural pattern - that is, a break with the dominance of spoken language and narrative styles of thought - Theoretic culture - Three crucial cognitive phenomena appear to have been underdeveloped, or virtually absent, in oral-mythic culture. These phenomena are graphic invention, external memory, and theory construction - The first step in any new area of theory development is always antimythic: things and events must be stripped of their previous mythic significances before they can be subjected to what we call "objective" theoretic analysis. In fact, the meaning of "objectivity" is precisely this: a process of demythologization
THE GODS OF MYTHIC CULTURE: HASENFRATZ
THE WAY TO GO
Caminante, son tus huellas
el camino, y nada mas.
Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar.
Al andar se hace camino
y al volver la vista atras
se ve la senda que nunca
se ha de volver a pisar.
Caminante, no hay camino
sino estelas en el mar. Antonio Machado
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