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Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief

Jordan B. Peterson jbp at wjh.harvard.edu
Tue Apr 20 12:07:50 EST 1999


The book described below may prove of interest to the denizens of this

Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief has just been published by
Routledge, Inc.

Maps of Meaning offers a new interpretation of the relationship between
narrative and scientific thought - an interpretation which neither
reduces one to the other, nor denigrates one in favour of the other. The
book also provides a new theory of personality, grounded in modern
neuropsychology, but informed by the comparative analysis of religion,
mythology and literature. 

Maps of Meaning also describes the nature of motivation for commission
of atrocity in the service of ideological identity, and portrays a mode
of apprehension and action designed to reduce individual susceptibility
to ideological possession.

About the author: Jordan B. Peterson has been a professor in the
Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto since July of
1998. From 1993-1998, he served on the faculty at Harvard (also in the
Department of Psychology). He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology
from McGill University, and is a licensed clinical psychologist. He has
published more than 30 scientific papers.  

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