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SPR STUDY DAY 71 - THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY-BOOKED. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. In this study day leading authorities will consider historical developments in the philosophy of psi from the 17th century to modern times.

The scientific revolution at the start of this period included much psi research, some by members of the newly established Royal Society. However, its Fellows were divided about the subject and during the 18th century the anti-psi attitude was hardened and the Society's history rewritten to portray psi research as a pseudo-science. Husserl's phenomenology encouraged a 20th-century reassessment of the subject and this was developed through Heidegger into an overarching view of science, society and psi. Although scientific materialism appears to have become increasingly dominant in recent years, psychical research and consciousness studies have helped to reverse this trend, with attempts to connect psi with developments in modern physics going beyond standard physicalism. The day will end with a general discussion, including audience participation.

From 09:30

REGISTRATION

 

10:00 – 10:10

Chairman’s introduction

Dr Matthew Colborn

10:10 – 11:10

The Enlightenment Myth: Science and the Occult from

the 17th to the 19th Century

Dr Andreas Sommer

11:10 – 11:40

TEA/COFFEE

 

11:40 – 12:30

12.30 – 14:00

Phenomenology from Husserl to Whiteman

 

LUNCH

 

Prof. John Poynton

    14:00 – 15:10

Return of the Gods: Heidegger as a Herald of the

Final Scientific Revolution and its Impact on Society

 

Prof. Jason Jorjani

    15:10 – 16:00

The Role of Psi in the Rise and Fall of Physicalism

Prof. Bernard Carr

16:00 – 16:30

TEA/COFFEE

 

16:30 – 17:15

General discussion

 

 
When
30th April, 2016 10:00 AM   to   5:15 PM
Location
Society for Psychical Research HQ
SPR
1 Vernon Mews
London
W14 0RL
United Kingdom

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Members Full Price £ 38.00
Non members Full Price £ 42.00
Members Concession £ 34.00
Non members Concession £ 38.00
Staff & Speakers £ 0.00
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