The Decline of Magic [electronic resource] : Britain in the Enlightenment.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)ISBN: 9780300249460; 0300249462Subject(s): Enlightenment -- Great Britain | Science and magic -- History | Faith and reason -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: The Decline of Magic : Britain in the EnlightenmentDDC classification: 133.40942 LOC classification: BF1434.G7Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ILLUSTRATIONS; ABBREVIATIONS; introduction; Background; The Scientific Revolution and the Supernatural; 'Atheism' and its Significance; The Current Volume; chapter one JOHN WAGSTAFFE, WITCHCRAFT AND THE NATURE OF RESTORATION FREE-THOUGHT; John Wagstaffe's The Question of Witchcraft Debated (1669); Wagstaffe's Impact and Legacy; chapter two FROM THE DEISTS TO FRANCIS HUTCHINSON; The Deists and Magic; Free-thought and the Response to it; Francis Hutchinson and Changing Orthodoxy
Chapter three THE AMBIVALENCE OF THE EARLY ROYAL SOCIETYSome Examples; The Society's 'Policy' and its Rationale; The Royal Society in Eighteenth- century Debates; The Making of a Myth; chapter four THE 'DRUMMER OF TEDWORTH'; John Mompesson and the Poltergeist; Early Reactions to the Case; Enter Joseph Glanvill; Glanvill versus the Wits; The Aftermath and the Problem of Fraud; chapter five THE ENLIGHTENMENT REJECTION OF MAGIC; John Beaumont and Sir Hans Sloane; Magic and the Doctors; Debates on the Miraculous; Scepticism and the Enlightenment; chapter six SECOND SIGHT IN SCOTLAND
Boyle and Second SightBoyle's Legacy; Second Sight Debunked; The Realm of the Imagination; conclusion THE 'DECLINE OF MAGIC' RECONSIDERED; appendix i THE 'DRUMMER OF TEDWORTH'; appendix ii JOSHUA WALKER'S PAPER ON SECOND SIGHT; ENDNOTES; INDEX
Author notes provided by SyndeticsHunterMichael:
Michael Hunter is Emeritus Professor of History, Birkbeck, University of London. He is the author of numerous works on early modern science and culture such as The Occult Laboratory and the award-winning Boyle: Between God and Science .