Results

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Talks

  • Asprem, Egil. “A Theoretical Framework for the Generation of Experiential Knowledge in Western Esotericism.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, Georgia, November 20, 2015.
  • Asprem, Egil. “Overcoming Strategic Essentialism and Category Inflation in the Study of “Esotericism”: A Building Block Approach.” Presented at IAHR Quinquennial World Congress, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015.
  • Asprem, Egil. “Travelling Secrets: Reflections on the Epidemiology of Secretive Representations.” Presented at IAHR Quinquennial World Congress, Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015.
  • Asprem, Egil. “How to make ‘esotericism’ fit for comparative research.” 5th International Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism, Riga, Latvia, April 16-18, 2015.
  • Asprem, Egil. “What to do with our contested categories? A brief introduction to the building block approach.” Final response given at mini-conference “Methods and Theory in the Study of Religion”, University of Amsterdam, December 5, 2014.
  • Asprem, Egil. “Why ‘Esotericism’ Cannot Be Lived: On Dismantling and Reassembling the Experiential Building Blocks of a Complex Cultural Concept.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA, November 24, 2014.
  • Asprem, Egil. “Reverse-Engineering Astral Projection.” Lecture at ESSWE Thesis Workshop: “Alterations of Consciousness”, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 10, 2014
  • Asprem, Egil. “Schrödinger’s Cat Is a Zombie: How Minimal Counterintuitiveness Can Help Us Explain the Epidemiology of Scientific Concepts in Religious Contexts”. European Association for the History of Religion / Dutch Society for the Study of Religion: “Religion and the Pluralities of Knowledge”. Groningen, the Netherlands, May 11-15.

 

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