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Transfigured Light: Philosophy, Science and the Hermetic Imaginary

Author: 
Marvell, Leon
Credentials: 
Ph.D, Professor School of Communications and Creative Arts, Edith Cowan University, Australia

An original research monograph that investigates and re examines the ideas generated by the Hermetic tradition (the hermetic imaginary) to discuss the effects of this tradition on philosophy and science. Author posits several elements of the hermetic imaginary that have been influential in modern philosophy and science.

Table of contents:

Chapter1: Spirit of the Beehive: Hermetic Resonances in Cybernetics, AI and Cyberspace
Chapter2: Body Doubles
Chapter3: Metaphysical Geometry, Cyber-Attractors and the Shape of the World Soul
Chapter4: The Gnostic Chemistry of Robert Fludd
Chapter5: The Gnostic Leibniz
Chapter6: History Examines a Tradition

“ ….Highly recommended…an original and valuable contribution to the intellectual history of the West.”
Professor Paul du Quenoy, AUC

History and Ideas Series, No.1

Market: 
Intellectual History, philosophy of science, historiography (theories of), Cultural theory
Release Date: 
06/2007
ISBN: 
Cloth: 1-933146-27-3
Price: 
$74.95
Trim Size: 
6 x 9
Pages: 
324
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
Yes
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036

Irish Research Series: 
No