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Myth, its Evolution, and the Problem of Perspective

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This is quite unconventional, but I reckon some of the readers of The Huge Entity might relish the chance to apply their critical perspectives, so here goes...

I am currently studying for a Masters Degree. As part of this I have written an article, which will stand as a marked piece of work for my 'Creative Nonfiction' module.

The article is entitled:

Myth, its Evolution, and the Problem of Perspective

I have posted the article in the hope that someone might read through it and give me some honest, no-holds-barred, criticism. I feel the end is in sight for the piece, but just can't figure out what is missing. It's hard reading back through a work objectively when you've spent so long slaving away over it.

The article definitely covers a lot of ground common to Huge Entity rhetoric, including Religion, Mythology, Science and The Altering of Perspectives...

So, if you fancy an interesting read, and you've got a few minutes to help out a Huge Entity, then you'd be doing me a very great service.

Here's to tearing my hard work to pieces! Let me know what you think...

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who read and responded to my essay. Here's the final draft, a few changes made here or there. I've issued it as a Word Document under a creative commons licence, and hope to do the same with some more of my work soon. Enjoy!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, I'm curious, what is your opinion of contemporary secular philosophers who do not agree with the overly scientistic attitudes of Dennett, Dawkins, and Harris? "Post-modern", or perhaps more aptly, Post-analytic philosophers such as Rorty, or Davidson? Further, what about complete linguistic idealism? The idea that everything is the "text", and nothing besides.

Concerning what I actually thought of the article: I love your style, and I thought it was structured quite nicely. Expanding on everything you wrote as you went on. Good lock on the Masters!


January 13, 2007 1:09 AM    

Blogger Mike said...


An interesting informed essay. I wish my writing was so engaging.

I'm looking forward to seeing what your tutors thought of your work.

Will you be posting the result of your assignment here?

Where did you get the idea of asking for criticism through your blog?

January 16, 2007 9:58 AM    

Blogger Danieru said...

Thanks a lot for your feedback! I'm handing the thing in today, finally, along with another few pieces of work.

Having a readership of broad minded, multi-interest readers on this blog has always been a blessing. I wish I could share my MA with you all :-)

I might post a couple of short stories up here once I've handed all this crap in. No need for feedback this time though. WooHoo! Freedom is mine again!

January 16, 2007 11:22 AM    

Blogger Danieru said...

More comments to come... I'm off to drink heaily first.

January 16, 2007 11:23 AM    

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