Magic, science, religion / by Ira Livingston.

"Magic, Science, Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among...

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Main Author: Livingston, Ira, 1956- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Leiden : Boston : Brill ; Rodopi, [2018]
Series:Experimental practices: technoscience, literature, art, philosophy ; Volume 2
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Summary:"Magic, Science, Religion explores surprising intersections among the three meaning-making and world-making practices named in the title. Through colorful examples, the book reveals circuitous ways that social, cultural and natural systems connect, enabling real kinds of magic to operate. Among the many case studies are accounts of how an eighteenth-century actor gave his audience goosebumps; how painters, poets, and pool sharks use nonlinearity in working their magics; how the first vertebrates gained consciousness; how plants fine-tuned human color vision; and the necessarily magical element of activism that builds on the conviction that "another future is possible" while working to push self-fulfilling prophecy into political action"--
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004358072
9004358072