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William James on psychical research

William James

William James on psychical research

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Published by Chatto and Windus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Psychical research

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    ContributionsMurphy, Gardner, 1895-,, Ballou, Robert Oleson, 1892-,
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF1031 J23 1961
    The Physical Object
    Pagination339p.
    Number of Pages339
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17380530M


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1], who was also the first president of the American branch of the Society for Psychical Research. This book collects all of his various writings on psychical research, such as his essay, "What Psychical Research Has 5/5(4).

William James (Janu Aug ) was an American philosopher and psychologist who was also trained as a physician. The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States, James was one of the leading thinkers of the late nineteenth century and is believed by many to be one of the Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name/5(5).

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William James, –, American philosopher, b. New York City, M.D. Harvard, ; son of the Swedenborgian theologian Henry James and brother of the novelist Henry he joined the Harvard faculty as lecturer on anatomy and physiology, continuing to teach untilafter in the department of psychology and philosophy.

WILLIAM JAMES () was the greatest American thinker of his generation, whose contributions spanned philosophy, religion, psychology and psychical research.

His approach William James on psychical research book radical empiricism meant that the boundaries of his thought were far wider than many of his contemporaries and he was an early critic of what he called ‘medical.

THE SOCIETY for Psychical Research was set up in London inthe first scientific organisation ever to examine claims of psychic and paranormal phenomena. We hold no corporate view about their existence or meaning; rather, our purpose is to gather information and foster understanding through research and education.

Read this book on Questia. In this insightful new book on the remarkable William James, the American psychologist and philosopher, Krister Dylan Knapp provides the first deeply historical and acutely analytical account of James's psychical research.

Throughout his career James wrote about psychical research, yet while his biographers have generally marginalised this part of his corpus as being of little importance, an embarrassing eccentricity, Knapp shows convincingly that it was central to his intellectual life; more, it is not possible fully to understand his work as a whole without an appreciation of his psychical research writings.

The more than fifty articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a span of some twenty-five years. The record of a sustained interest in phenomena of a highly controversial nature, they make it amply clear that James's work in psychical research was not an eccentric hobby but a serious and sympathetic concern.

Several of these have also considered James’s interest in psychic phenomena In William James on Consciousness Beyond the Margin, Taylor argues that, for James, ‘the paradigm of psychical research became an early framework for the scientific study of the relation between mind and body ’ Psychical research greatly influenced James, Taylor comments, particularly through the work of.

James, William, William James on psychical research. New York, Viking Press, (OCoLC) Online version: James, William, William James on psychical research.

New York, Viking Press, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: William James; Gardner Murphy; Robert O Ballou. Evading the Challenge of Psychical Research William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity by Krister Dylan Knapp.

Chapel, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, pp. $ (hardcover). ISBN This book is about William James and psychical research. The author effectively makes two major points.

Reck, in his otherwise very useful book, An Introduction to William James()y reduces James's forty years of psychical research to one sentence: "James was taken by unusual psychical phenomena."2 Jacques Barzun, in his A Stroll with William James (), devotes three pages to James's and his own interest in the paranormal.

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While showing that James always maintained a critical stance toward claims of paranormal phenomena like spiritualism, Knapp. Abstract: Co-founded in by William James, the American Society for Psychical Research (ASPR) is commonly referred to as a counterpart of its namesake in Britain, the Society for Psychical Research (SPR).

Questioning standard accounts of the early ASPR as an equivalent of the SPR, this paper reconstructs its formation and activities in juxtaposition to those of the British Society. Sadly, errors are not limited to rather minor and relatively insignificant ones like Knapp’s claim that the volume William James on Psychical Research (edited and published in by Gardner Murphy and Robert O.

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James is considered to be a leading thinker of the late nineteenth century, one of the most influential philosophers of the United States, and the "Father of American psychology".Alma mater: Harvard University, MD (). The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) originated from a discussion between journalist Edmund Rogers and the physicist William F.

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It was William Fletcher Barrett's visit to America that ultimately led to the formation of the American Society for Psychical Research in December, Barrett was invited by several members of the American Association for the Advancement of persuaded intellectuals such as Edward Charles Pickering, Simon Newcomb, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Pickering Bowditch and William James Location: 5 West 73rd Street, New York City, Send Email.

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