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The Importances of the Past

A Meditation on the Authority of Tradition

The Importances of the Past( )
Author: Allan, George
Series title:SUNY Series in Philosophy Ser.
ISBN:978-0-88706-116-5
Publication Date:Nov 1985
Publisher:State University of New York Press
Imprint:Suny Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $53.50
Book Description:

This book examines tradition, the authority of the past, by tracing the process through which emotion and imagination transform everyday experience into an awareness of one's dependence on the work of predecessors. The King Arthur legend serves as a case study, outlining how this authority of tradition creates and sustains meaningful structures of social order.

Book Details
Pages:260
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / History & Theory
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Book Weight:1.14 Pounds



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