Magic, Science and Religion and Other Essays

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473393124

Category: Religion

Page: 275

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This book contains three prolific essays by the world renown polish anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. First published in 1926, Magic, Science and Religion provides its readers with a seminal collection of texts exploring the concepts of magic, religion, science, rite and myth, detailing how they interlink to offer exciting and informative insights into the Trobrianders of New Guinea. A must-have for any students of anthropology and collectors of Malinowski’s work, we are republishing this classic work with a new introductory biography of the author.

Magic Science Religion

Author: Ira Livingston

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004358072

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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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.

Magic, Science, and Empire in Postcolonial Literature

The Alchemical Literary Imagination

Author: Kathleen Renk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136582312

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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This book examines the ways in which contemporary British and British postcolonial writers in the after-empire era draw connections between magic (defined here as Renaissance Hermetic philosophy) and science. Writers such as Tom Stoppard, Zadie Smith, and Margaret Atwood critique both imperial science, or science used in service to empire, and what Renk calls "imperical science," a distortion of rational science which denies that reality is holistic and claims that nature can and should be conquered. In warning of the dangers of imperical science, these writers restore the connection between magic and science as they examine major shifts in scientific thinking across the centuries. They reflect on the Copernican Revolution and the historic split between magic and science, scrutinize Darwinism, consider the relationship between Victorian science and pseudo-science, analyze twentieth-century Uncertainty theories, reject bio/genetic engineering, call for a new approach to science that reconnects science and art, and ultimately endeavor to bring an end to the imperial age. Overall, these writers forge a new discourse that merges science with the arts and emphasizes a holistic philosophy, a view shared by both Hermetic philosophy and recent scientific theories, such as chaos or complexity theory. Along with recent books that focus on the relationship between contemporary literature and science, this work focuses on contemporary British literature’s critique of science and the ways in which postcolonial literature addresses the relationship between magic, science, and empire.

Magic, Science And Religion And Other Essays 1948

Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9781417976386

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

Sarah and the Magic Science Project

Author: Hazel Hutchins,Christine Delezenne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550379303

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

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Sarah sees a woman turn a boy into a frog, so she asks her to help with a science project, but the woman, Anastasia Morningstar, might need Sarah's help instead.

Science Magic in the Kitchen

Author: Richard Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199111541

Category: Magic tricks

Page: 96

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Helps to find out about everyday science, while performing as a magician, and dazzle your friends and family. This book uses objects to be found in a different room in the house, to explain some basic scientific principles through magic 'tricks', or experiments. It is complemented with cartoon illustrations.