Science, Magic, and Religion

Courtenay Raia
UCLA

Course Description

Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. She 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.

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 2 - Greek Mysticism and Rationality

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 3 - The Patristic Period

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 4 - The Witch Craze

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 5 - Reformation and Revolution

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 6 - 17th Century Thought

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 7 - Newton and the Enlightenment

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 8 - Mechanical Philosophy

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Science, Magic, and Religion: Lecture 10 - Nature and Romanticism

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