Dr Patrick Curry – The Experience of Enchantment


 
Are awe and wonder fundamental to our human experience?

 

This webinar will be devoted to understanding enchantment – first and foremost, wonder – as a fundamental human experience. We shall consider its chief characteristics, such as what Max Weber called ‘concrete magic’, and its dynamics, including the realisation of moment and place. Then we turn to the truths enchantment can show us. These have significant implications for our further understanding of life, including ourselves. In particular, they undermine any foundational split between the spiritual or psychological on the one hand, and the material on the other. 

About the speaker:

 

Dr Patrick Curry is a Canadian-born writer and scholar living in London. He holds a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from University College London and has been a Lecturer at the University of Kent and Bath Spa University. He remains a Tutor at the University of Wales Trinity St David. 

He is the author of ‘Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life (Floris Books, 2019); ‘Ecological Ethics: An Introduction’, rev. edn (Polity Press, 2017); ‘Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity’, rev. edn (Houghton Mifflin, 2004); and ‘Astrology, Science and Culture, with Roy Willis’ (Berg, 2004). He is also the editor of ‘Divination: Perspectives for a New Millennium’ (Ashgate, 2010). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal, The Ecological Citizen and a Companion of the Guild of St George.   

More information and most of his papers and reviews can be found on his website: www.patrickcurry.co.uk

 


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Date

May 26 2021
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Time

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
  • Date: May 26 2021
  • Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Online
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  • Patrick Curry
    Patrick Curry
    Writer

    Patrick Curry, PhD is a Canadian-born writer and scholar living in London. He holds a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from University College London and has been a Lecturer at the University of Kent and Bath Spa University. He remains a Tutor at the University of Wales Trinity St David. 

    He is the author of ‘Enchantment: Wonder in Modern Life’ (Floris Books, 2019), ‘Ecological Ethics: An Introduction’, rev. edn (Polity Press, 2017), ‘Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity’, rev. edn (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), ‘Astrology, Science and Culture, with Roy Willis’ (Berg, 2004). He is also the editor of ‘Divination: Perspectives for a New Millennium’ (Ashgate, 2010). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the online journal, ‘The Ecological Citizen’ and a Companion of the Guild of St George. 

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