Science, Magic and Religion

Course Description

Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical. The course also question how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted." Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms is also examined as well as the political implications of these movements. Includes discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during the Cold War.

The original name of this course is: History 2D: Science, Magic and Religion.

Science, Magic and Religion

Professor Courtenay Raia in Lecture 19.

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Leslie wrote 5 years ago. - Delete
10 and 17 are exam classes I think

fawwaz jumean wrote 7 years ago. - Delete
Amazing, superb, highly informative and, at the same time,

yaklevich wrote 11 years ago.
outstanding series of lectures

yaklevich wrote 11 years ago.
absolutely awesome

yaklevich wrote 11 years ago.
absolutely awesome

george whitney wrote 11 years ago.
A most remarkable dissertation and presentation. The best
ever for me.

Mor MacFey wrote 12 years ago.
Lecture 10 & 17 not available?
Other than that great lecture!

Jim LeTellier wrote 13 years ago.
I was just introduced to this lecture series - it is
fantastic and Professor Raia is inspring and has complete
comand of the material - great insignts.

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