chapter  3
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Setting Standards for Civilization through Fairy Tales: Charles Perrault and the Subversive Role of Women Writers

In the case of those cultures which I have named “archaic,” there is, in contrast to our own culture, a much clearer awareness extant that we can only always be that what we are when, at the same time, we are what we are not, that we can only know who we are when we have experienced our limits and thus have surpassed them, as Hegel might say.