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A quantitative approach to comparative mythology

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A new, quantitative approach to comparative mythology is introduced using methods developed in theoretical physics. The broad concept of universality has long been relevant to comparative mythology, in a qualitative sense, and it has been claimed that narratives from a variety of cultures may share certain similarities in terms of structure. A notion of universality also lies at the heart of network theory, a relatively new branch of statistical physics with wide applicability. Network theory...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Traditional Cosmology Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Cosmos Journal website
Publication date:
2014-02-01
ISSN:
0269-8773
URN:
uuid:43275d59-4db2-49db-b26a-96f21378cfa8
Source identifiers:
510302
Local pid:
pubs:510302

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