Flight From the Absolute: Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West. volume 2

Can a society function without myth, particularly an origins myth? Can parallels be drawn between myth and the theory of evolution? Are there parallels between the way myths gain prestige (and shield their beliefs from criticism) and how evolution is marketed? To understand how evolution’s sacred aura has been built up, advances in philosophy of science are examined. More

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About Paul Gosselin

Paul Gosselin is an independent researcher specializing in ideologies, belief systems and religions. He holds a Masters in Social Anthropology and is the author of books both in French and English. He has done extensive research on postmodernism. He has lived in Nova Scotia, California, Vancouver Island and currently resides in Quebec (Canada).

Paul Gosselin est un chercheur autonome, spécialiste en postmodernisme et divers systèmes de croyances modernes. Il détient une maîtrise en anthropologie sociale et il est l'auteur de la série Fuite de l'Absolu ainsi que Hors du ghetto. Il a vécu en Nouvelle Écosse, Californie, l'île de Vancouver et réside actuellement au Québec.

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Cynical Observations on the Postmodern West, volume 2
Paul Gosselin provides a nutshell view of his book Flight From the Absolute, vol2. Secular educated Westerners tell themselves that myth may have been necessary in ancient societies and in "unenlightened times", but claim they've outgrown that now. But what if it were not true that myth is so easily gotten rid of? What if myth and belief were in fact unavoidable?

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