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Maps of Meaning

The Architecture of Belief

The book explores the relationship between belief systems and the regulation of emotion, using mythology and religious concepts to understand the human need for narrative frameworks. It delves into how these maps of meaning shape our perceptions, actions, and the social structure, drawing from psychology, neuroscience, history, and philosophy.

Key points:

1. Dual Reality: Peterson believes reality is split into known (order) and unknown (chaos), influencing our behavior and beliefs.

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