Being and Time in Africa Mythical-Poetical Tradition

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In the article, main provisions of African mythology, those about being and time, are considered. It is displayed that time is understood as an aggregate of specific phenomena and occurrences; time spreads not linearly from past to future, but from present to past. All doings of a man are explored through the prism of mythological thinking. Authors' attention is centered at the substantial peculiarities of a man's being that spreads in different dimensions of time, i.e. of past (macro chronos) and of present (microchronos).

G H Shingarov

Modern Humanitarian Academy

Modern Humanitarian Academy

I G Tatarovskaya

Institute of African Stadies, RAS

Institute of African Stadies, RAS


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