Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan B. PetersonMaps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief by Jordan B. Peterson

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

byJordan B. PetersonEditorJordan B. Peterson

Paperback | May 10, 1999

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Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaoscomes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative,Maps ofMeaningpresents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.
Jordan B. Petersonis 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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Title:Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of BeliefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.2 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415922224

ISBN - 13:9780415922227

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Table of Contents

Preface: Descensus ad Inferos

1. Maps of Experience: Object and Meaning

2. Maps of Meaning: Three Levels of Analysis
Normal and RevolutionaryLife: Two Prosaic Stories
Neuropsychological Function:The Nature of the Mind
Mythological Representation:TheConstitutent Elements of Experience

3. Apprenticeship and Enculturation: Adoption of a Shared Map

4. The Appearance of Anomaly: Challenge to the Shared Map
Introduction: The Paradigmatic Structure ofthe Known
Particular Forms of Anomaly
The Rise ofSelf-Reference, and the Permanent Contamination ofAnomaly with Death

5. The Hostile Brothers: Archetypes of Response to the Unknown
Introduction:The Hero and the Adversary
The Adversary: Emergence,Development and Representation
Heroic Adaptation:Voluntary Reconstruction of the Map ofMeaning
Conclusion: The Divinity of Interest

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Turning to insights from the worlds of neuropsychology, cognitive science and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology, this book investigates the connection between what modern neuropsychology and ancient myths tell us about the mind. Jordan B. Peterson explains why people from different cultures and eras have created myths and stories with similar structures. Maps of Meaning concludes that the nature of the mind structure myths and religious stories, which in turn play an integral role in the regulation of human emotions.