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Time of the Magicians

Author : Wolfram Eilenberger
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“[A] fascinating and accessible account . . . In his entertaining book, Mr. Eilenberger shows that his magicians’ thoughts are still worth collecting, even if, with hindsight, we can see that some performed too many intellectual conjuring tricks.” —Wall Street Journal A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth century The year is 1919. The horror of the First World War is fresh for the protagonists of Time of the Magicians, each of whom finds himself at a crucial juncture. Benjamin is trying to flee his overbearing father and floundering in his academic career, living hand to mouth as a critic. Wittgenstein, by contrast, has dramatically decided to divest himself of the monumental fortune he stands to inherit, in search of spiritual clarity. Meanwhile, Heidegger, having managed to avoid combat in war by serving as a meteorologist, is carefully cultivating his career. Finally, Cassirer is working furiously on the margins of academia, applying himself to his writing and the possibility of a career at Hamburg University. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama, which will unfold across the next decade. The lives and ideas of this extraordinary philosophical quartet will converge as they become world historical figures. But as the Second World War looms on the horizon, their fates will be very different.

Time of the Magicians

Author : Wolfram Eilenberger
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'Weaves together the biographies and the developing thought of the four philosophers with great bravura and wit' (Sunday Telegraph) The year is 1919. Walter Benjamin flees his overbearing father to scrape a living as a critic. Ludwig Wittgenstein signs away his inheritance, seeking spiritual clarity. Martin Heidegger renounces his faith and align his fortunes with Husserl's phenomenological school. Ernst Cassirer sketches a new schema of human culture on a cramped Berlin tram. The stage is set for a great intellectual drama. Over the next decade, the lives and thought of this quartet will converge and intertwine as each gains world-historical significance, between them remaking philosophy. Time of the Magicians brings to life this unparalleled burst of intellectual creativity and with it an entire era, from post-war exuberance to economic crisis and the emergence of National Socialism. It becomes an intellectual adventure story, a captivating journey through the greatest revolution in Western thought told through its four protagonists, each with their own penetrating gaze and answer to the question which has animated philosophy from the very beginning- What are we?

Summary and Analysis of Time of the Magicians

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Tіmе of thе Magicians (2020) еxрlоrеѕ оnе оf thе greatest реrіоdѕ of Gеrmаn рhіlоѕорhу thе 1920s. In thіѕ dесаdе of еxtrаоrdіnаrу іntеllесtuаl рrоduсtіvіtу, thіnkеrѕ like Martin Heidegger, Ernst Cassirer, Ludwig Wіttgеnѕtеіn, аnd Walter Benjamin uреndеd traditional рhіlоѕорhісаl thought completely аnd lеft a lasting mаrk оn hоw wе understand thе world.

Magic and Magicians in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time

Author : Albrecht Classen
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There are no clear demarcation lines between magic, astrology, necromancy, medicine, and even sciences in the pre-modern world. Under the umbrella term 'magic,' the contributors to this volume examine a wide range of texts, both literary and religious, both medical and philosophical, in which the topic is discussed from many different perspectives. The fundamental concerns address issue such as how people perceived magic, whether they accepted it and utilized it for their own purposes, and what impact magic might have had on the mental structures of that time. While some papers examine the specific appearance of magicians in literary texts, others analyze the practical application of magic in medical contexts. In addition, this volume includes studies that deal with the rise of the witch craze in the late fifteenth century and then also investigate whether the Weberian notion of disenchantment pertaining to the modern world can be maintained. Magic is, oddly but significantly, still around us and exerts its influence. Focusing on magic in the medieval world thus helps us to shed light on human culture at large.

The Mystery of the Merry Magician

Author : Ellery Queen
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When Ellery Queen goes out of town, his nephew takes on a cosmic case For weeks, Gulliver Queen has looked forward to going on vacation with his uncle Ellery, the world-famous author and sleuth. But on the eve of their departure, Ellery is called away on government business. Gully is heartbroken—until Ellery deputizes him as his assistant, tasking him with taking down information from anyone who comes by looking to hire the great detective. There is only one rule: No solving mysteries! But Ellery hasn’t been gone an hour when Gully gets a case he cannot resist. The client is Fisty Jones, a rough-and-tumble citizen of the New York docks who claims to have seen something impossible: a one-eyed, black-skinned monster direct from outer space. Gully quickly finds himself sucked into the baffling tangle of tattooed bruisers, cheerful magicians, and questionable characters who call the waterfront their home. Ellery Queen is one of the world’s finest detectives, but his adventures are nothing compared to the Ellery Queen Jr. Mystery Stories. Join Queen’s nephew, Gully, on adventures filled with danger, suspense, and thrills. The Mystery of the Merry Magician is the tenth book in the Ellery Queen Jr. Mystery Stories, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Magicians of Galway

Author : Pearly Scott
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The young Irish boy Aiden is forced to join the education at the school of the Magicians of Galway, for his own protection, after a great fire had burnt down the Irish town Galway. He gets introduced in the healing power of light, and learns how to communicate with elves, fairies, dwarfs and souls. Besides that, Aiden faces deadly situations on a journey to Atlantis and during the search for a hidden treasure of the Order of the Templars. On his path to become a magician Aiden struggles heavily with his karmic relations to the villain of the town.

The Magicians Guild

Author : Trudi Canavan
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The phenomenally popular first novel from international No. 1 bestselling author Trudi Canavan *Over 3 million Trudi Canavan copies sold worldwide* Each year the magicians of Imardin gather together to purge the city streets of vagrants, urchins and miscreants. Masters of the disciplines of magic, they know that no one can oppose them. But their protective shield is not as impenetrable as they believe. Sonea, angry, frustrated and outraged by the treatment of her family and friends, hurls a stone at the shield, putting all her rage behind it. To the amazement of all who bear witness, the stone passes unhindered through the barrier and renders a magician unconscious. The guild's worst fear has been realised . . . There is an untrained magician loose on the streets. She must be found before her uncontrolled powers unleash forces that will destroy both her, and the city that is her home. Praise for Trudi Canavan: 'Epic, vivid and believable' Guardian 'It's easy to see why Trudi Canavan's novels so often make the bestseller lists. Her easy, flowing style makes for effortless reading . . . Delightful worldbuilding . . . Vivid and enjoyable' SFX 'The world-building is tremendous. The magical system is sophisticated and fascinating' Striking Keys 'A suspenseful masterpiece . . . will have fans desperate for the sequel' RT Book Reviews 'Superb . . . an enthralling tapestry of a book that's hard to put down' Fantasy Faction The Black Magician Trilogy: The Magicians' Guild The Novice The High Lord *Have you tried Trudi Canavan's stunning new series, Millennium's Rule? It starts with the Sunday Times bestselling THIEF'S MAGIC*

The Magician of Primary

Author : Louie Wang
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Everyone has their own dark period of depression and I have mine too. Most people say that time is the best drug to treat a wound of depression and I agree. I am now a high school senior in my local area, Great Neck. I came to this neighborhood around five years ago. By the time then, I was a boy who speaks completely no English, and I was in the abyss of darkness. That period of time was a nightmare to me but not anymore until something magical happened to me. But magic is hard to maintain in this cruel world of reality which filled with Anti-magic toxin, the doubt of something that can’t be explained by science or common sense. People may not believe me after they read though this entire book of what I experienced, because it’s too magical. At the darkest period of my life so far, I was a boy who filled with hate, envy, anger, rebellion and incomprehension. But a miracle, the appearance of the Magician of Primary, changed my life, from the time then to my future life. Because the Magician taught me something important that I once achieved but then got lost and now restarted learning, the Magic of Primary.

Exploring Courtroom Discourse

Author : Ms Anne Wagner
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This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of "Power and Control" - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified to unravel linguistic representation of legal reality. It presents and examines the most recent research and theories at national and international levels. The book represents a valuable contribution to the study and analysis of courtroom discourse and courtroom cultures more generally. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of language and law, legal theory, interpretation, and semiotics of law.

Witch Warlock and Magician

Author : W. H. Davenport Adams
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Witch, Warlock, and Magician recounts the extraordinary history of testimonies and accounts of witchcraft in England and Scotland. The author presents account of several medieval magicians, such as Roger Bacon, John Dee and William Lilly and also gives a report of recorded cases of witchcraft and sorcery from middle ages to trials and prosecutions of witches in 17th century.