- Paperback: 564 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 26, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415922224
- ISBN-13: 978-0415922227
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,878 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief 1st Edition
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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 cognition.
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It is very dense and takes commitment to get through and understand, but it's worth it.
Maps of Meaning is the type of book you read a little of then go on a walk to process. Because it is about the fundamental meta-myth which underlies culture you begin to see JPs model everywhere.
Reading these other reviews, and the quotes on the back of the book I feel like a lot of people didn't get it. Or maybe they read it like a novel: not pausing when they stopped absorbing the full depth of the words. It's a deep work and connected a lot of the other works I have read in this field.
I'd strongly recommend Jordan Peterson's YouTube channel as an accompaniment... or if you decide MoM is a bit too much.
Definitely a book I want a hard copy of on my shelf.
For me, the only work that has been nearly as fruitful as Dr Peterson's is Leonard Bernstein's Norton lectures on music. But then music doesn't have to contend with "meaning".