Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

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Psychology Press, 1999 - 541 sidor
"Why would people in different places and times formulate myths and stories with similar symbols and meanings? Are groups of people with different religious or ideological beliefs doomed to eternal conflict? Are the claims of science and religion truly irreconcilable? What might be done to decrease the individual propensity for group-fostered cruelty? Maps of Meaning addresses these questions with a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths and religious stories have long narrated. Peterson's ambitious interdisciplinary odyssey draws insights from the worlds of religion, cognitive science and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative. Maps of Meaning offers a critical guide to the riches of archaic and modern thought and invaluable insights into human motivation and emotion."--book cover

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Object and Meaning
1
The Domain and Constituent Elements of the Known
15
The Metamythological Cycle of the Way
17
Three Levels of Analysis
19
Normal Life
28
Revolutionary Adaptation
31
The Ambivalent Nature of Novelty
44
Emergence of Normal Novelty in the Course of GoalDirected Behavior
45
The UroborosPrecosmogonic Dragon of Chaos
141
The Birth of the World Parents
145
The Constituent Elements of the World in Dynamic Relationship
146
Novelty the Great Mother as Daughter of the Uroboros
155
The Spontaneous Personification of Unexplored Territory
158
Unexplored Territory as Destructive Mother
162
Unexplored Territory as Creative Mother
168
The Heavenly Genealogy of the Destructive and Creative Mothers
170

Emergence of Revolutionary Novelty in the Course of GoalDirected Behavior
47
The Motor and Sensory Units of the Brain
49
The Regeneration of Stability from the Domain of Chaos
56
The Motor Homunculus
63
The Twin Cerebral Hemispheres and Their Functions
68
The Multiple Structure of Memory
74
Abstraction of Wisdom and the Relationship of Such Abstraction to Memory
80
Conceptual Transformation of the MeansEnds Relationship from
83
Static to Dynamic
84
Bounded Revolution
86
Nested Stories Processes of Generation and Multiple Memory Systems
89
The Constituent Elements of Experience
106
The Positive Constituent Elements of Experience Personified
107
The Birth of the World of Gods
112
The Death of Apsu and the ReEmergence of Tiamat as Threat
116
Hierarchical Organization
120
The Enuma elish in Schematic Representation
124
The Battle Between Osiris and Seth in the Domain of Order
129
The Involuntary Descent and Disintegration of Osiris
130
The Birth and Return of Horus Divine Son of Order and Chaos
131
Voluntary Encounter with the Underworld
132
Ascent and Reintegration of the Father
133
The Constituent Elements of Experience as Personality Territory and Process
136
The Exploratory Hero as Son of the Heavenly Mother
182
The Metamythology of the Way Revisited
183
St George and the Dragon
184
The Process of Exploration and Update as the MetaGoal of Existence
186
Order the Great Father as Son of the Uroboros
208
Explored Territory as Orderly Protective Father
209
Explored Territory as Tyrannical Father
212
The Heavenly Genealogy of the Tyrannical and Protective Fathers
213
The Exploratory Hero as Son of the Great Father
214
Adoption of a Shared
216
The Death and Rebirth of the Adolescent Initiate
224
Challenge to the Shared
233
The Paradigmatic Structure of the Known
242
Nested Groups and Individuals
243
The Fragmentary Representation of Procedure and Custom in Image and Word
252
The Dual Death of the Revolutionary Hero
273
The Crucified Redeemer as Dragon of Chaos and Transformation
280
The Socially Destructive and Redemptive Journey of the Revolutionary Hero
281
Archetypes of Response to the Unknown
307
Notes
471
References
503
Permissions
513
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Jordan B. Peterson is a clinical psychologist and Professor at the University of Toronto and was formerly at Harvard University. He has published numerous articles on drug abuse, alcoholism and aggression.

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