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The Resource The spell of the sensuous : perception and language in a more-than-human world, David Abram

The spell of the sensuous : perception and language in a more-than-human world, David Abram

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The spell of the sensuous : perception and language in a more-than-human world
Title
The spell of the sensuous
Title remainder
perception and language in a more-than-human world
Statement of responsibility
David Abram
Title variation
  • Perception and language in a more-than-human world
  • Perception and language in a more than human world
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An accomplished sleight-of-hand magician as well as a gifted philosopher, David Abram has lived and traded magic with indigenous sorcerers on several continents. Starting from the intimate relation between these traditional magicians and the animals, plants, and natural elements that surround them, The Spell of the Sensuous draws us into a remarkable series of investigations regarding the fluid, participatory nature of perception, and the reciprocity between our senses and the sensuous earth. The book unfolds into an exploration of language, and of the power our words have to enhance or to stifle the spontaneous life of the senses. Contrasting the spoken stories of diverse indigenous oral cultures with ways of speaking common to literate civilization, The Spell of the Sensuous reveals the profound impact that writing (and the alphabet) has had upon the human experiences of time, of space, of earthly place
Summary
Describes the influence of spoken and written language and rational thinking on man's perception of the natural world around him
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10166939
Cataloging source
VMOU
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1957-
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Abram, David
Dewey number
128
Index
index present
LC call number
BD581
LC item number
.A25 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Philosophy
  • Human body (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy of nature
  • Sense (Philosophy)
  • Perception (Philosophy)
  • Human ecology
Target audience
adult
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perception and language in a more-than-human world
Label
The spell of the sensuous : perception and language in a more-than-human world, David Abram
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-312) and index
Contents
1. The Ecology of Magic: A Personal Introduction to the Inquiry -- 2. Philosophy on the Way to Ecology: A Technical Introduction to the Inquiry -- 3. The Flesh of Language -- 4. Animism and the Alphabet -- 5. In the Landscape of Language -- 6. Time, Space, and the Eclipse of the Earth -- 7. The Forgetting and Remembering of the Air -- Coda: Turning Inside Out
Control code
000013548083
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 326 p.
Isbn
9780679776390
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00002514
System control number
(OCoLC)38268656
Label
The spell of the sensuous : perception and language in a more-than-human world, David Abram
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-312) and index
Contents
1. The Ecology of Magic: A Personal Introduction to the Inquiry -- 2. Philosophy on the Way to Ecology: A Technical Introduction to the Inquiry -- 3. The Flesh of Language -- 4. Animism and the Alphabet -- 5. In the Landscape of Language -- 6. Time, Space, and the Eclipse of the Earth -- 7. The Forgetting and Remembering of the Air -- Coda: Turning Inside Out
Control code
000013548083
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xii, 326 p.
Isbn
9780679776390
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
00002514
System control number
(OCoLC)38268656

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