MYTH, KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION

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MYTH, KNOWLEDGE AND ACTION

Aguascalientes, December 1, 2020.-

The Humanities Department of the Aguascalientes campus (DHA), is dedicated to the investigation of the myth-knowledge-action articulations in the philosophical and philological testimonies of sources and critical texts of the History of Culture. Within the general framework of the Hermeneutics of Culture, DHA works mainly in two lines of research:

 

Myth, knowledge and action
Action and ethics

 

Supported by the Research Promotion Fund UP 2017 edition, this project focused on studying the mythical structuring of the world through narrative and argumentative testimonies. The former expose an anthropological experience, while the latter are archaic reasonings that propose to justify a specific way of understanding the world.

 

This project starts from the affirmation that myth constitutes a form of knowledge that takes root in the earliest systematizations of stories (cosmogonies and theogonies), which are linked to the process of formation of logical-scientific thought and reappear in the semantics of philosophy and religions. The general thesis, constructed as a whole, points to the legality of myth as a way of knowing the world. In turn, the study questions the levels and forms of linking mythical thinking with other forms of expression such as pedagogy, politics and philosophy itself.

 

The main result of this research is the book Myth, knowledge and action. Continuity and change in cultural processes (Editores C. Calabrese, G. Esparza, E. Junco) published in 2019 by the prestigious publisher Peter Lang (New York). Additionally, since 2018 five articles have been published in journals indexed in Scopus within the subject of this project.

 

Data from the UP Department of Humanities researchers:

Dr. Claudio César Calabrese.

Dr. Ethel Junco

Dr. Nassim Bravo

Dr. Gustavo Esparza

 

Collaborating researchers:

Dra. Ruth Gutiérrez Delgado (University of Navarra, Spain)

Dr. Jesús Nieto Ibáñez (University of León, Spain)