By Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven Jay Lynn, John Ruscio, Barry L. Beyerstein
50 nice Myths of well known Psychology makes use of renowned myths as a automobile for assisting scholars and laypersons to differentiate technological know-how from pseudoscience.
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Demos thenes' remarks in this same sp�ech indicate better than anything both the desire to establish a clear demarcation, or even a posi tive opposition, between the legitimate wife and the concubine, and at the same time the impossibility of so doing. " I t is a purely rhetorical distinction that has no meaning in terms of the existing institutions. Courtesans for pleasure - it is easy enough to see what Demosthenes means. Legitimate wives for the procreation of children - that is equally clear.
Ort a. "! . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _�_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 45 M YT H A N D S O C I E T Y must depend precisely upon one's idea of how the Homeric epics relate to die Mycenaean world - the world that is both the immediate subject of the poems and at the same time a historical backdr()p separated from the author by several centuries of oral tradition. M. 39 Wf.! ,Marcel . Granet has remarked, on the subj ect of ancient China, that in a sense legend is truer than history. 4O In fo�using upon the figure of the warrior oflegend and establishing his place in fraternities ):hat were sometimes inte grated into social life as a whole and sometimes existed on the periphery of communal life, Francis Vian came up against the prob lem of the role and the precise character of the military class in social thought and contemporary collective representati6ns.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _�_ _ _ _ _ _ _ 45 M YT H A N D S O C I E T Y must depend precisely upon one's idea of how the Homeric epics relate to die Mycenaean world - the world that is both the immediate subject of the poems and at the same time a historical backdr()p separated from the author by several centuries of oral tradition. M. 39 Wf.! ,Marcel . Granet has remarked, on the subj ect of ancient China, that in a sense legend is truer than history. 4O In fo�using upon the figure of the warrior oflegend and establishing his place in fraternities ):hat were sometimes inte grated into social life as a whole and sometimes existed on the periphery of communal life, Francis Vian came up against the prob lem of the role and the precise character of the military class in social thought and contemporary collective representati6ns.
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