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Linguaculture

The Journal of Linguaculture Centre for (Inter)cultural and (Inter)lingual Research, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi

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Deep Magic and Modern Magic

Teodora Ghivirigă
Published Online: 2015-04-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lincu-2015-0024

Abstract

The paper discusses C. S. Lewis’ position on, and criticism of, magic vs. wisdom and the type of “fast” magic that the (post-)modern world has fallen prey to and ends by returning to the alternative that Lewis-and other writers such as his friend and contemporary J. R. R. Tolkien and more recent ones such as Tery Pratchett-suggest as a more propitious alternative.

Keywords: deep magic; modern magic; science; wisdom

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Published Online: 2015-04-23

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Linguaculture, ISSN (Online) 2285-9403, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lincu-2015-0024.

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