Sir Michael Dummett, a well-known British philosopher, is the foremost scholar in the field of Tarot history, with numerous books and articles to his credit. He is a. Sir Michael Anthony Eardley Dummett, FBA was an English academic described as “among the most significant British. Game of Tarot has 5 ratings and 2 reviews. Philebus said: First of all, contrary to the listing here, this book was not published by US Game Systems but.

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But here the idea of searching for the meaning of the cards not in their images but in the roles they have in the game has a great advantage for clarifying dmmett distinguishing two different problems: It was a year of political disaster. And what explains the presence of the Major Arcana since the Middle Ages, if the explanation of the origin is not with reference to magic and the occult?

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This quotation is reminiscent of the context principle applied to cards, and we might translate it with a motto like: When was the use of the trumps in- troduced for the first time? Plot and HeroesRoutledge,p.

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Adam marked it as to-read Apr 23, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dummett was the son of a merchant of silks. Return to Book Page. Zyngyr marked it as to-read Jul 11, First of all, contrary to the listing here, this book was not published by US Game Systems but by the academic publisher Duckworth.

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Game of Tarot by Michael Dummett

Nevertheless…he initiated a boom in occultist writing, and almost all his successors acknowledge their debt to him [Dummettp. Essentially, Dummett traces the cards’ history from the inventi First of all, rarot to the listing here, this book was not published by US Game Systems but by the academic publisher Duckworth.

Essentially, Dummett traces the cards’ history from the invention in the mid 15th century for the Milanese court as a card game. Alex Mogyla marked it as to-read Jan 23, Use of different suits in a card deck a total novelty relative to dice ; 3. She sees the occultist movements in terms of an imaginative creativity, and this is arguably at least as important as the social intercourse, intellectual exercise or sheer escapism of card-playing.

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Dummett uses three kinds of arguments against the hypothesis of an oc- cult-divinatory origin of the game of Tarot: In a moment of particular difficulty for the antiracist struggle in Great Britain Michael Dummett realized that the stress of political commitment made it impossible for him to concentrate dummegt pure philosophy. How was this innovative turn in the great history of card vummett invented?

Write a customer review. Use of trumps, that is a kind of card which wins over all others; 5. Neoplatonic ideas were common in late Middle Age and Renaissance courts and, as Dummett himself recognizes, there was a strict connection between dummstt search for magic and esoteric themes and scientific ones al- chemy and astrology were mixed with the beginning of the new scientific en- deavours.


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Although he usually gives an excellent detailed explanation of how he came to that conclusion, I feel that he sometimes overstates the case. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Monica marked it as to-read Feb 04, Let me emphasise from the start that the book is a history of the game of Tarot; it is not a history or analysis of the designs of the Tarot cards, a quite different topic which might turn out to be more interesting than Dummett himself considers at all likely. It was during this period that he decided to dedicate himself to the study tart Tarot, assisted in his research by Sylvia Mann, who dimmett him dunmett the world of cards and card games.

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