The Paradoxical Relationship between Myth and Science Cover Image

Paradoxný vzťah mýtu a vedy
The Paradoxical Relationship between Myth and Science

Author(s): Štefan Šrobár
Subject(s): Culture and social structure , Sociology of Culture
Published by: VERBUM - vydavateľstvo Katolíckej univerzity v Ružomberku
Keywords: Science; Myth; Relation;

Summary/Abstract: A myth is a set of symbolic images related by their meaning and gathered in the subconscious minds of generations, where certain aspects of human existence find their specific expression. Since certain time (end of the 18th century) the European civilisation has been generally “scientific” and anti-mythical. This basic paradox – i.e. the disagreement between the science enabling people in western civilisation to live rich life and the need to have complete and ready explanation of the world at the disposal the science may never offer is the basis of modern myths creation. Even modernism had its myths (metanarrations). Postmodernism offers its own myths.

  • Issue Year: XVII/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 58-65
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Slovak