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December 2nd, 2004


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01:45 pm - Further evidence that Eliade is overrated. . .
homo religiosus does not exist.

We are homo ludens.

Eliade can eat my shorts. I'm all about Huizinga.

That is all.

For now. :)
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From:odinkar
Date:December 2nd, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
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Eliade is one of those people that you just love to hate. I've always found his argument about the difference between the "sacred" and the "profane" to be contrived at best, and stolen from the ideas of authors as early as Aristotle at worst.

All in all, he's a terrible example of a writer.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 2nd, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
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I wouldn't say that he's a terrible writer, so much as that he's just not as right as Huizinga. I think that Homo Ludens needs more attention, beacuse he's so much more right than Eliade's Sacred and Profane.

Eliade always had problems, but I didn't realize just how bad they might be. Interestingly, Huizinga pre-dates a good amount of Eliade's work.

But the biggest problem I had with Eliade is the amount he identifies with Jung. I can't stand Carl. :)
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From:odinkar
Date:December 2nd, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)
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Well, you might not say he's a terrible writer, but I do, heh heh. He doesn't lay out what I see as good, logical arguments, and the man's arrogance is second-to-none. I haven't actually read anything by Huizinga, but I've heard a lot about him; I'll definitely have to check him out.

But the biggest problem I had with Eliade is the amount he identifies with Jung. I can't stand Carl.

I've always had conflicting ideas about Jung. There's some of his ideas that make a lot of sense, but the whole archetype thing has always thrown me off. And when I see Eliade not only focusing on those ideas, but expounding on them, it grates my nerves.
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 2nd, 2004 12:20 pm (UTC)
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I find his argument very compelling. I'm looking at possibly condensing it for Oak Leaves. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 2nd, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
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That's officially worse than Da Vinci's Cold.

You will be stoned in the morning.
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From:_boy_
Date:December 2nd, 2004 03:06 pm (UTC)
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he's just not as right as Huizinga. I think that Homo Ludens needs more attention, beacuse he's so much more right than Eliade's Sacred and Profane.

Have any good links or names of books?
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From:chronarchy
Date:December 2nd, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
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Name of Huizinga's book is Homo Ludens :) Eliade's is Sacred and profane

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