Water is commonly taken for granted and treated with contempt, yet it is the very foundation of human existence. Assuming countless forms, it is deeply associated both with life and death, body and soul, purity and pollution, creation and destruction. qThe Concept of Waterq seeks to bring together the various aspects of our deeply ambiguous relationship with water, providing a systematic account of its symbolic and philosophical significance. This involves looking at how water has been conceived and the role it has played in everyday thought, mythology, literature, religion, philosophy, politics and science, both across cultures and through history. R. D. V. Glasgow was born in Sheffield and currently lives in Zaragoza. His previous books are qMadness, Masks and Laughterq (1995), qSplit Down the Sidesq (1997), and qThe Comedy of Mindq (1999).aquot;The Concept of Wateraquot; seeks to bring together the various aspects of our deeply ambiguous relationship with water, providing a systematic account of its symbolic and philosophical significance.
|Title||:||The Concept of Water|
|Author||:||R. D. V. Glasgow|
|Publisher||:||R.D.V. Glasgow - 2009|