The Sin of Knowledge : : Ancient Themes and Modern Variations / / Theodore Ziolkowski.

Adam, Prometheus, and Faust--their stories were central to the formation of Western consciousness and continue to be timely cautionary tales in an age driven by information and technology. Here Theodore Ziolkowski explores how each myth represents a response on the part of ancient Hebrew, ancient Gr...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Princeton University Press eBook-Package Backlist 2000-2013
Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2022]
Year of Publication:2022
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Physical Description:1 online resource (239 p.) :; 7 halftones
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Content
  • Illustrations
  • Preface
  • Prelude. The Timeless Topicality of Myth
  • Part One. Ancient Themes
  • Chapter One. Adam: The Genesis of Consciousness
  • Chapter Two. Prometheus: T h e Birth of Civilization
  • Chapter Three. Faust: The Ambivalence of Knowledge
  • Interlude. From Mith to Modernity
  • Part Two. Modern Variations
  • Chapter Four. The Secularization of Adam
  • Chapter Five. The Proletarianization of Prometheus
  • Chapter Six. The Americanization of Faust
  • Postlude. On the Uses and Abuses of Myth
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index