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7 p.m. SPR Lecture – Dr Krister Dylan Knapp – WILLIAM JAMES: PSYCHICAL RESEARCH AND THE CHALLENGE OF MODERNITY

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE FOR THIS EVENT. American psychologist and philosopher, Krister Dylan Knapp provides "the first deeply historical and acutely analytical account of James's psychical research."

"While showing that James always maintained a critical stance toward claims of paranormal phenomena like spiritualism, the author uses new sources to argue that psychical research held a strikingly central position in James's life.  It was crucial to his familial and professional relationships, the fashioning of his unique intellectual disposition, and the shaping of his core doctrines, especially the will-to-believe, empiricism, fideism, and theories of the subliminal consciousness and immortality."

 

 

Dr Knapp is Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at Washington University in St. Louis.

Author of  William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity

 

19th July, 2018 7:00 PM   to   9:00 PM
Society for Psychical Research HQ
1 Vernon Mews
London
W14 0RL
United Kingdom

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