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Maps of Meaning
- By: Jordan B. Peterson
- Narrated by: Jordan B. Peterson
- Length: 30 hrs and 52 mins
From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes 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 of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.
This is NOT an easy book
- By Stephen W on 06-19-18
Mythology, Ideology, and Value
Dr. Peterson does a wonderful job in his book examining quite comprehensively various forms of practical wisdom embedded into religious myth, and explores the the historical ramifications of the value systems subsequently derived and maintained by human societies throughout their development, particularly that of western culture.
I feel that the book and the topics it explores are, or at least have become in recent years quite timeless as it employs a thorough study of the conception of and nature of ideological beliefs inherently sprung from the human individual and subsequent culture as viewed through a historical lens.
While the book is quite dense in its material, the audio version of it makes it immensely approachable. It is aided additionally by it being narrated by the author himself. I would recommend it therefor especially to people who want to delve into the material and form a grasp of Peterson's arguments but are shied away by the book's daunting density on paper.
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