Mito e remitização em Raimon Panikkar

Translated title of the contribution: Myth and remitization in Raimon Panikkar

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Myth is one of the cornerstones of Raimon Panikkar’s thought. This dimension should be considered in the broader context of rehabilitation of myth and of the debate around demythologisation. Panikkar actually approaches the issue in quite an original way: (1) by proposing a sui generis notion of myth as horizon of sense and intelligibility; (2) by highlighting the difference between mythos and logos, an essential element in Panikkar’s critique of the logical monism that dominates Western culture; (3) by pointing out the deep connection between myth and symbol; and (4) by recognising the existence of a mobility and plasticity in myth, which makes him talk about “transmythisation” and “remythisation” instead of demythologisation. In this paper, I try to present these four aspects of Panikkar’s understanding of myth.
Translated title of the contributionMyth and remitization in Raimon Panikkar
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)203-219
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2015


  • Panikkar
  • Myth
  • Remythisation
  • Transmythisation
  • Demythologisation
  • Symbol


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