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Two small points. I am trying to say that the idea of "rational" communication is a myth. This does not mean it is false.. it is just a structural narrative... like all the things we nomrmally call myths because they are false to us.

Joseph Campbell famously defined myths as "other people's religions."

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 12:03:52 PM EST
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Joseph cmapbell is the one who said that if youw anted to change the world you had to change the metaphors...

The deepest way to change the world is changing the mythology.. but that's not somehting I advocate to do from scratch... change and push our narrative... unless some incredible guy is smart enough to generate a new mythology and roll it...

Even the Aericna right did not change the basic mythology in the whole society...just the narrative for the important subgroup

A pleasure

I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Aug 30th, 2009 at 12:18:33 PM EST
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