The Bounds of Myth

The Logical Path from Action to Knowledge

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The articles in The Bounds of Myth, edited by Gustavo Esparza and Nassim Bravo, shed light on the internal shapes of the mythological discourse, showing the way in which myth borders religion, science, literature, theology, i.e., other forms of rationality. The contributing authors of the volume claim that myth is a valid form of thought and that the former evolves within other forms of discourse, even though its composition is independent and even precedes the latter.
The articles collected here demonstrate the importance of myth as a form of thought that is in constant development, a feature that shows in turn that in spite of its remote and archaic origin, myth remains a valuable and relevant tool to interpret our own culture.

Contributors are: Nassim Bravo, Claudio Calabrese, Teresa Enríquez, Gustavo Esparza, Ethel Junco, Enrique Martínez, Cecilia Sabido and Jon Stewart.

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Gustavo Esparza, Ph.D. (2015), Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (Mexico), is a professor and researcher in the Department of Humanities at the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico). He has published several articles on myth-criticism, and, more recently, edited the volume Mito, conocimiento y acción (Peter Lang, 2019).

Nassim Bravo, Ph.D. (2014), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, is a professor and researcher in the Department of Humanities at the Universidad Panamericana (Mexico). He has published articles and translations on the thought of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and the culture of Golden Age Denmark.
Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Prologue
Emily Grosholz

Introduction
   Gustavo Esparza and Nassim Bravo

PART 1
Exemplarity, Analogy and Expression in Myth

The Bounds of Myth
The Logical Path from Action to Knowledge
   Gustavo Esparza

 Considerations on the Visibility of Action in Aristotle
   Cecilia Sabido and Teresa Enríquez

 The Philosopher Is Somehow a Lover of Metaphors
   Enrique Martínez

PART 2
The Problems of Interpretation

The Meanings of Doctrine in De Doctrina Christiana
   Claudio Calabrese

 The Myth of Self-Knowledge in Genesis 1–2
The Fascination of the Encounter
   Gustavo Esparza

 The Notion of Subjectivity as Reflected in Early Notions of the Afterlife
   Jon Stewart

PART 3
The Myth in Action

 Oedipus and Perceval
The Enigma as a Hermeneutical Principle
   Ethel Junco

 Reinterpreting Medieval Lore Through the Modern Prism
The Myth of Robin Hood in Kierkegaard’s Early Journals
   Nassim Bravo

Index

All interested in myth-criticism and interpretation of myths within the history of culture.