Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

4.5 avg rating
( 248 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780415922227: Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

Why would people in different places and times formulate myths and stories with similar symbols and meanings? Are groups of people with different religious or ideological beliefs doomed to eternal conflict? Are the claims of science and religion truly irreconcilable? What might be done to decrease the individual propensity for group-fostered cruelty? Maps of Meaning addresses these questions with a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths and religious stories have long narrated. Peterson's ambitious interdisciplinary odyssey draws insights from the worlds of religion, cognitive science and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative. Maps of Meaning offers a critical guide to the riches of archaic and modern thought and invaluable insights into human motivation and cognition.

From the Back Cover:

Jordan Peterson's book is a brilliant enlargement of our understanding of human motivation. He follows a path that has been recommended by many scientist-scholars in the past - but one that is, in practice, so extraordinarily demanding that it is hardly ever done well. Peterson synthesizes research and scholarly literatures ranging from neuroscience to archaeology. He aligns the finds of those literatures with the writings of such authors as Jung, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, and Solzhenitsyn. There is loving detail in this book - reflection, thoughtfulness, careful study, a passionate desire to understand. This is a beautiful work. (Sheldon H. White, Chair, Department of Psychology, Harvard University).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 73.95
US$ 54.70

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jordan B. Peterson
Published by Taylor and Francis 1999-04-22, New York |London (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 1999-04-22, New York |London, 1999. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415922227

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jordan B. Peterson
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2000. Corr. 2nd Printing ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415922227

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 63.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jordan B. Peterson
Published by Routledge (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is Brand NEW. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1509456666284

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.78
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jordan B. Peterson
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2000. Corr. 2nd Printing ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? Jordan Peterson offers a provocative new hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory that makes the wisdom and meaning of myth accessible to the critical modern mind. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780415922227

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 64.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Peterson,Jordan
Published by Taylor Fransis
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Fransis. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0415922224

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 62.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

PETERSON, JORDAN B.
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780415922227 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, and there would be a delay in dispatch of around 10 working days. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0213206

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Peterson,Jordan B.
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover - 564pp - This title is now printed on demand - please allow an added 2-3 weeks for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2636994

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 70.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Peterson, Jordan B. (Author)
Published by Routledge (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 576 pages. 9.25x6.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0415922224

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 67.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jordan B. Peterson
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Why have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and the structure of the .Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 564 pages. 1.016. Bookseller Inventory # 9780415922227

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 93.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Peterson, Jordan B.
Published by Routledge (1999)
ISBN 10: 0415922224 ISBN 13: 9780415922227
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110415922224

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 94.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book