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Author Josephson, Jason Ānanda, author.

Title The myth of disenchantment : magic, modernity, and the birth of the human sciences / Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm.

Published Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xiv, 411 pages.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-394) and index.
Contents Introduction : A philosophical archaeology of the disenchantment of the world ; Reflexive religious studies: The entangled formation of religion, science, and magic ; Overview of the work: Europe is not Europe -- 1. Enchanted (post)modernity : Weird America ; Haunted Europe ; Conclusion: New Age (post)modernists? -- Part I: God's shadow -- 2. Revenge of the magicians : Francis Bacon and the science of magic ; The Philosophes and the science of good and evil spirits ; Conclusion: The myth of enlightenment -- 3. The myth of absence : Nihilism, revolution, and the death of God: F.H. Jacobi and G.W.F. Hegel ; The eclipse of the Gods: Friedrich Schiller ; The romantic spiral: Friedrich Hölderlin ; A myth in search of history: Jacob Burckhardt ; Conclusion: The myth of the modern loss of myth -- 4. The shadow of God : Spirits of a vanishing God ; The haunted anthropologist: E.B. Tylor ; The magician and the philologist: Éliphas Lévi and Max Müller ; Theosophical disenchantment: Helena Blavatsky -- Conclusion: Specters of the transcendent -- 5. The decline of magic: J.G. Frazer : The cultural ruins of paganism ; The Golden Bough before disenchantment ; The departure of fairies ; The dreams of magic ; The lost theory: Despiritualizing the universe ; Conclusion: A devil's advocate -- 6. The revival of magick: Aleister Crowley : The great beast: A biographical sketch ; The God-eater and the golden bough ; Disenchanted magic ; Conclusion: From The Golden Bough to the golden dawn -- Part 2: The horrors of metaphysics -- 7. The black tide: Mysticism, rationality, and the German occult revival : Degeneration and mysticism: Max Norau ; Kant as necromancer: Carl du Prel and Arthur Schopenhauer ; Hidden depths: Sigmund Freud ; Conclusion: The cosmic night -- 8. Dialectic of darkness: The magical foundations of critical theory : The cosmic circle ; Magical philosophy and disenchantment: Ludwig Klages ; The esoteric constellations of critical theory: Walter Benjamin ; Conclusion: The magic of theory -- 9. The ghosts of metaphysics: Logical positivism and disenchantment : Philosophical technocracy: TheodorAdorno and Max Horkheimer ; Revolutionary Antimetaphysics: Positivist disenchantment and re-enchantment; Ruldolf Carnap and Otto Neurath ; Positivists in paranormal Vienna: Rudolf Carnap and Hans Hahn ; Conclusion: The magic of disenchantment -- 10. The world of enchantment; or, Max Weber at the end of history : The disenchantment of the world ; Weber the mystic and the return from the God eclipse ; Conclusion: Disenchantment disenchanted -- Conclusion: The myth of modernity : The myths of (post)modernity ; The myth of disenchantment as regulative ideal ; Against the tide of disenchantment.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Berlin Available via World Wide Web.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Walter de Gruyter & Co.
Subject Science and magic.
Philosophy, Modern.
Myth.
Magic -- History.
Science -- Philosophy.
Local series de Gruyter
Standard Number 40027171698
ISBN 9780226403533 (electronic book)
022640353X (electronic book)
9780226403229
022640322X
9780226403366
022640336X