December 2nd, 2004
|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. :)
Current Mood: surprised
Current Music: "Take Another Road", -JB
|Date:||December 2nd, 2004 12:13 pm (UTC)|| |
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.
I find his argument very compelling. I'm looking at possibly condensing it for Oak Leaves. :)