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The Resource Technic and magic : the reconstruction of reality, Federico Campagna

Technic and magic : the reconstruction of reality, Federico Campagna

Label
Technic and magic : the reconstruction of reality
Title
Technic and magic
Title remainder
the reconstruction of reality
Statement of responsibility
Federico Campagna
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 r̀eality'. But in fact, r̀eality' 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 àbsolute language', Magic centres its reconstruction of the world around the notion of the ìneffable' 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 r̀eality' that defines it
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Also available in electronic format.
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Campagna, Federico
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
LC call number
BD331
LC item number
.C36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Reality
  • Magic
  • Metaphysics
  • Technology and civilization
  • Knowledge, Theory of
  • Magic
  • Metaphysics
  • Reality
  • Technology and civilization
Label
Technic and magic : the reconstruction of reality, Federico Campagna
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-245 and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042813535
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781350044029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042813535
Label
Technic and magic : the reconstruction of reality, Federico Campagna
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-245 and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1042813535
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages
Isbn
9781350044029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1042813535

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