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The re-enchantment of the world : secular magic in a rational age

Author: Joshua Landy; Michael T Saler
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
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This is an interdisciplinary volume that challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity as 'disenchanted'.
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Re-enchantment of the world.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008022442
(OCoLC)231031736
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Landy; Michael T Saler
ISBN: 0804787492 9780804787499
OCLC Number: 608893354
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 387 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : the varieties of modern enchantment / Joshua Landy and Michael Saler --
"Broken knowledge" / Andrea Nightingale --
Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered : William James's feeling of 'if' / Linda Simon --
Waste lands and silly valleys : Wittgenstein, mass culture, and re-enchantment / Michael Saler --
Homeless gardens / Robert Harrison --
The modernist imagination of place and the politics of regionalism : Puig i Cadafalch and early 20th-century Barcelona / Maiken Umbach --
Modern magic : Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin and Stéphane Mallarmé / Joshua Landy --
The rocambolesque and the modern enchantment of popular fiction / Robin Walz --
"Lost in focused intensity" : spectator sports and strategies of re-enchantment / Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht --
Permanent re-enchantments : on some literary uses of the supernatural from early empiricism to modern aesthetics / Nicholas Paige --
Gnosophilia : Bloch, Benjamin, and the authority of counter-tradition / Daniel Jiro Tanaka --
The birth of ideology from the spirit of myth : Georges Sorel among the idéologues / Dan Edelstein --
Nietzsche on redemption and transfiguration / R. Lanier Anderson --
Epilogue : what hearing knows / Michel Serres.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua Landy and Michael Saler.

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Modernity produces an array of strategies for re-enchantment, each fully compatible with secular rationality. This book presents these strategies. It challenges the long-prevailing view of modernity  Read more...

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