History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion, Lecture 1, UCLA

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Lecture Title: "Course Introduction" March 31st, 2009 Professor Courtenay Raia lectures on science and religion as historical phenomena that have evolved over time. Examines the earlier mind-set before 1700 when into science fitted elements that came eventually to be seen as magical. THe course also question how Western cosmologies became "disenchanted." Magical tradition transformed into modern mysticisms is also examined as well as the political implications of these movements. Includes discussion concerning science in totalitarian settings as well as "big science" during the Cold War. Some clips and images may have been blurred or removed to avoid copyright infringement. * See all the UCLA History 2D: Science, Magic, and Religion classes in this series: * See more courses from UCLA: * See more from UCLA's main channel on YouTube:

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