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Technic and Magic

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Beschreibung

We take for granted that only certain kind of things exist - electrons but not angels, passports but not nymphs. This is what we understand as 'reality'. But in fact, 'reality' varies with each era of the world, in turn shaping the field of what is possible to do, think and imagine. Our contemporary age has embraced a troubling and painful form of reality: Technic.

Under Technic, the foundations of reality begin to crumble, shrinking the field of the possible and freezing our lives in an anguished state of paralysis. Technic and Magic shows that the way out of the present deadlock lies much deeper than debates on politics or economics. By drawing from an array of Northern and Southern sources - spanning from Heidegger, Junger and Stirner's philosophies, through Pessoa's poetry, to Advaita Vedanta, Bhartrhari, Ibn Arabi, Suhrawardi and Mulla Sadra's theosophies - Magic is presented as an alternative system of reality to Technic. While Technic attempts to capture the world through an 'absolute language', Magic centres its reconstruction of the world around the notion of the 'ineffable' that lies at the heart of existence.

Technic and Magic is an original philosophical work, and a timely cultural intervention. It disturbs our understanding of the structure of reality, while restoring it in a new form. This is possibly the most radical act: if we wish to change our world, first we have to change the idea of 'reality' that defines it.



Autorentext

Federico Campagna is an Italian philosopher based in London. He is the author of The Last Night: anti-Work, Atheism, Adventure (2013) and What We Are Fighting For: a Radical Collective Manifesto (2012) and visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art, UK.



Inhalt

PREFACE, 'The Keymaker' by Timothy Morton

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER ONE - TECHNIC'S WORLD
- Crisis of Reality
- Technic
- Measure and Infinity
- No Outside
- Crisis of Action, Crisis of Imagination

CHAPTER TWO - TECHNIC'S COSMOGONY
- Defining Terms
- 1 Absolute Language
- 2 Measure
- 3 Unit
- 4 Abstract General Entity
- 5 Life As Vulnerability
- Upper and Lower Limits: Ego Absconditus and Double Affirmation
- Conclusion

INTERMISSION - WHAT IS REALITY?
- Between India and the West
- Why Seek Reality?

CHAPTER THREE - MAGIC'S COSMOGONY
- Defining Terms
- 1 The Ineffable as Life
- 2 Person
- 3 Symbol
- 4 Meaning
- 5 Paradox
- Upper and Lower Limits: Double Negation and Deus Absconditus
- Conclusion

CHAPTER FOUR - MAGIC'S WORLD
- Outside Within
- Secret
- Initiation
- As if
- Happy Ending

Bibliography
Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Technic and Magic
Untertitel: The Reconstruction of Reality
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EAN: 9781350044036
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Bloomsbury UK
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 31.05.2018
Dateigrösse: 4.5 MB