We Do Not Ever Escape From Myth

On Wendy Doniger O’Flaherty’s book ‘Other Peoples’ Myths’

Pathway in the woods
Photo by Tucker Lieberman

Plato distinguished the falsehoods of myth from the truth of history. Nonetheless, he acknowledged that some truths can only be expressed through story, which is why he proposed his own myth of the cave. We don’t really ever escape from myth.

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