• AMMDI is an open-notebook hypertext writing experiment, authored by Mike Travers aka @mtraven. It's a work in progress and some parts are more polished than others. Comments welcome! More.
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from Nihil Unbound
  • The Disenchantment of the world deserves to be celebrated as an achievement of intellectual maturity, not bewailed as a debilitating impoverishment.
from Weird Studies/Charles Taylor and Disenchantment
  • On Charles Taylor and Disenchantment
    • Cartesian self with hard boundary, as opposed to enchanted self that was more involved with the world. Disenchantment equated with limiting mind to self and removing it from world.
    • the "buffered self" vs the porous self
    • mentions Jeff Kripal
    • Jacqus Ellul, christian anarchist, Laity (?), secularization, The New Demons
      • "we live in the most religous state ever" (state, technology, etc are transcendent, and so default we don't notice them). Myths of History and Science (which have nothing to do with the practice of history or science)

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30 Apr 2021 12:48 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • I guess this page was originally about the TV show, but I don't actually have much to say about that, so it turned into something more intellectual...see also re-enchantment
    • Here we should bear in mind that disenchantment and its connections with liberal secularism and the instrumental rationality of the modern state apparatus was never a fait accompli and never could be. Disenchantment existed and continues to exist but did and does so alongside continuous re-enchantment. It’s not that cults and the church exist alongside the secular but that the latter itself is necessarily infused with its own magic, as argued in detail in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment. Enchantment was at the core of the new reality in industrializing Europe, but no longer was it deemed spiritual or magical. Nevertheless it was vital to the economy, as with Marx’s commodity fetishism, the “religion” of work and productivity, the belief in progress, and, since World War II, the spirituality of consumerism...