Myth and Metaphysics

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kevin Schilbrack Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies and Department Chair (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This paper defends the assertion that among the things that religions teach, inculcate, and celebrate are understandings of the world that are metaphysical in scope, and that these metaphysical views are often taught, inculcated, and celebrated through religious myths. Its thesis and recommendation is therefore that the philosophical discipline of metaphysics can be legitimately and fruitfully used to help understand myths.

Additional Information

Schilbrack, Kevin.2000. “Myth and Metaphysics,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 48:2 (October 2000): 65-80. The version of record is available from [ISSN: 0020-7047]
Language: English
Date: 2000

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