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Demons of William James : Religious Pragmatism Explores Unusual Mental States - (Hardcover)

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This book is a psychological exploration of unusual minds, a religious exploration of demonological myth, and a philosophical exploration of the reaches of pragmatism. It uses topics such as hypnotism, mediumship, and mass possession to argue for a comprehensive understanding of the demonic that acknowledges not only the creativity which it encourages, but also the danger it can bring. Professor Ruetenik uses James’ religious pragmatism to evaluate the relevance of psychical research, and to explain common beliefs regarding demons, spirits, and other controlling personalities.

The conclusion of this interdisciplinary research is as alarming as it is fascinating: When exploring the demons of William James, we discover that ordinary personality cannot be clearly separated from what we consider the demonic.

Number of Pages: 169
Genre: Philosophy, Religion + Beliefs, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Movements, Psychology of Religion, Sociology of Religion
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Nature
Book theme: Pragmatism
Author: Tadd Ruetenik
Language: English
Street Date: July 16, 2018
TCIN: 53803641
UPC: 9783319916224
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-6751
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