Importances of the Past, The: A Meditation on the Authority of Tradition

SUNY Press
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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.
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About the author

George Allan is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the College at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Publisher
SUNY Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 1986
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Pages
260
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ISBN
9780791494479
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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