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Comments on: Mythos & Logos: Two Ways of Explaining the World http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/ an online magazine devoted to the study of myth Mon, 01 Oct 2012 20:00:05 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: Randy Hoyt http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1312 Randy Hoyt Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:23:22 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1312 <p>There are certainly myths that have prophets and prophecies in them. Is that what you mean? Or is there something more specific?</p> There are certainly myths that have prophets and prophecies in them. Is that what you mean? Or is there something more specific?

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By: sola ogunbayo http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1311 sola ogunbayo Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:57:46 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1311 <p>Thank you for this great article. I enjoyed reading it. Would you please enlighten me on the possibility of using myth as prophecy: is there anything like a prophetic myth?</p> Thank you for this great article. I enjoyed reading it. Would you please enlighten me on the possibility of using myth as prophecy: is there anything like a prophetic myth?

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By: Fuad Arif http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1305 Fuad Arif Tue, 15 Nov 2011 06:31:06 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1305 <p>My thinking is that after the demise of postmodern thinking, our attention should not be on an dichotomy discourse between Logos and Mythos but more towards a 'oscillation' condition between Logos and Mythos.</p> My thinking is that after the demise of postmodern thinking, our attention should not be on an dichotomy discourse between Logos and Mythos but more towards a ‘oscillation’ condition between Logos and Mythos.

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By: Andres http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1275 Andres Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:24:42 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1275 <p>there is a terrific British play called 'Jerusalem' which is now on Broadway. If you cannot see it, then I am sure the script is or will be available soon. I have been thinking about the play for a while now and this led me to your website. Thanks for all this, fascinating stuff!</p> there is a terrific British play called ‘Jerusalem’ which is now on Broadway. If you cannot see it, then I am sure the script is or will be available soon. I have been thinking about the play for a while now and this led me to your website. Thanks for all this, fascinating stuff!

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By: Timo http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1219 Timo Sun, 10 Oct 2010 17:35:53 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1219 <p>I don't believe I could avoid it.</p> <p>Nor do I believe, that anything is good or bad. A thing can only be good or bad for something.</p> <p>I don't believe, that mythical thinking is endangered either (Do I believe in anything?). Mythical thinking is absolutely necessary in certain situations.</p> <p>E.g. You must master mythical thinking, if you want to master (Finnic or other) epic singing (unless you want to be a disguised parrot). </p> <p>Still I hate the daily practice of presenting mythical arguments for the logical ones in politics.</p> <p>People should be aware, that there is nothing wrong with mythical thinking in the spheres, where it works well and they could admit themselves, that they think this way all the time.</p> I don’t believe I could avoid it.

Nor do I believe, that anything is good or bad. A thing can only be good or bad for something.

I don’t believe, that mythical thinking is endangered either (Do I believe in anything?). Mythical thinking is absolutely necessary in certain situations.

E.g. You must master mythical thinking, if you want to master (Finnic or other) epic singing (unless you want to be a disguised parrot).

Still I hate the daily practice of presenting mythical arguments for the logical ones in politics.

People should be aware, that there is nothing wrong with mythical thinking in the spheres, where it works well and they could admit themselves, that they think this way all the time.

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By: Randy Hoyt http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1218 Randy Hoyt Sat, 09 Oct 2010 19:06:00 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1218 <p>@Timo, I think you are absolutely right: mythical thinking is very much alive. Do you think it is a good thing? Do you think we should <em>strive</em> to think mythically more often? You mention at the end of the comment that you try to be aware of which way you are thinking: is that so that you can <em>avoid</em> thinking mythically or for some other reason?</p> <p>Thanks for the comment!</p> @Timo, I think you are absolutely right: mythical thinking is very much alive. Do you think it is a good thing? Do you think we should strive to think mythically more often? You mention at the end of the comment that you try to be aware of which way you are thinking: is that so that you can avoid thinking mythically or for some other reason?

Thanks for the comment!

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By: Timo http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1217 Timo Thu, 07 Oct 2010 18:30:58 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1217 <p>"What has led you to appreciate mythos in a logos-heavy culture?"</p> <p>It is just another myth in our culture. We BELIEVE it to be too rational.</p> <p>Our daily life is full of myths. Our knowledge about surrounding reality is more than often insufficient to make logical conclusions or presumptions.</p> <p>Pop-culture, advertising, political campaigns, media news ... all rely on mythical thinking.</p> <p>Almost nothing has changed from the times of Socrates. People think, that they are rational, but they very seldom torture themselves with logical thinking when they are not forced to.</p> <p>Mythical thinking is more natural for us. I do my best to be aware, when I base on mythical or logical reasoning.</p> “What has led you to appreciate mythos in a logos-heavy culture?”

It is just another myth in our culture. We BELIEVE it to be too rational.

Our daily life is full of myths. Our knowledge about surrounding reality is more than often insufficient to make logical conclusions or presumptions.

Pop-culture, advertising, political campaigns, media news … all rely on mythical thinking.

Almost nothing has changed from the times of Socrates. People think, that they are rational, but they very seldom torture themselves with logical thinking when they are not forced to.

Mythical thinking is more natural for us. I do my best to be aware, when I base on mythical or logical reasoning.

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By: Walter Gremillion http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1193 Walter Gremillion Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:47:01 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1193 <p>Hi Randy,</p> <p>Nice site, insightful. I've just done a page on this topic, from a slightly different perspective. find it here </p> <p>http://ellocogringo.wordpress.com/2-functional-mind-2/duality/</p> <p>I'm going to add you to my blogroll if you don't mind</p> <p>walt</p> Hi Randy,

Nice site, insightful. I’ve just done a page on this topic, from a slightly different perspective. find it here

http://ellocogringo.wordpress.com/2-functional-mind-2/duality/

I’m going to add you to my blogroll if you don’t mind

walt

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By: Fred http://journeytothesea.com/mythos-logos/comment-page-1/#comment-1191 Fred Fri, 09 Apr 2010 03:41:33 +0000 http://journeytothesea.com/?p=1825#comment-1191 <p>I have come to think of mythos as the ACTUAL societal and cultural pressures that have been built up over the history of humanity with each of us having our own unique mythos to "keep us in line" so to speak. The "pressures" that I speak of push us but do not actually force us to act out in ways that society accepts. </p> <p>Certain aspects of the mythos are common to all humans but are unique because of gender, color of skin, sexuality, place of residence, and a million other variables, some tiny, some not so tiny. </p> <p>Break too far out of the cultural mythos and you become insane or an enemy of the state; perhaps an outcast, if you are lucky.</p> I have come to think of mythos as the ACTUAL societal and cultural pressures that have been built up over the history of humanity with each of us having our own unique mythos to “keep us in line” so to speak. The “pressures” that I speak of push us but do not actually force us to act out in ways that society accepts.

Certain aspects of the mythos are common to all humans but are unique because of gender, color of skin, sexuality, place of residence, and a million other variables, some tiny, some not so tiny.

Break too far out of the cultural mythos and you become insane or an enemy of the state; perhaps an outcast, if you are lucky.

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