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The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states, Tadd Ruetenik

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The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states
Title
The demons of William James
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religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states
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Tadd Ruetenik
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eng
Summary
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
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Ruetenik, Tadd
Dewey number
204.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B945.J24
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Experience (Religion)
  • Religion
  • Pragmatism
  • James, William
Label
The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states, Tadd Ruetenik
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: James Family Vastation; 1.1 Clarifying the "Demonic"; 1.2 The Value of the Unusual; 1.3 The 1906 Earthquake, with Aftershocks; 1.4 The Vastation of Swedenborg; 1.5 The Vastation of Henry James the Elder; 1.6 The Vastation of William James; 1.7 The Vastation of Henry James; 1.8 Pragmatist Exorcism; References; Chapter 2: Pragmatism and Demonology: Circumscription of the Topic; 2.1 Clashing Temperaments and Pragmatic Dissolutions; 2.2 Skeptical Challenges; 2.3 A Demonological Case Study; References; Chapter 3: Piper, Salem, and the Communal Demonic
  • 3.1 The Spectacle of Hypnotism3.2 Socially Conditioned Demonic Possession; 3.3 The One and the Many; 3.4 Possessing Mrs. Piper; 3.5 Dr. Phinuit, the Fraudulent Frenchman; 3.6 The Curiously Fragmentary Dr. Hodgson; References; Chapter 4: Contemporary Mediums and the Return of William James; 4.1 James Dances with Susy Smith; 4.2 James Speaks with Jane Roberts; 4.3 James Speaks Again with Smith; 4.4 Report on the James Controls; 4.5 The Demons of Allison DuBois; 4.6 The Demons of John Edward; 4.7 Hunting for the Big H; References
  • Chapter 5: The Varieties of Demonic Experience: A Study in Quasi-Human Nature5.1 Functional Demonology; 5.2 Personal Demonology; 5.3 Hellfire Demonology; 5.4 Technological Demonology; References; Chapter 6: Embraced by the Demon: The Perils of Immediate Experience; 6.1 The Varieties of Near-Death Experience; 6.2 The Demons of Swedenborg; References; Chapter 7: The "Cruel" Death of William James; 7.1 A Person's a Person, No Matter How Dead; 7.2 The Unpardonable Sin; 7.3 Suggestibility and Sacrifice; 7.4 Demons Hidden Since the Foundation of the World; 7.5 Salem: Satan's Insidious Deception
  • 7.6 The Exorcism of William JamesReferences; References; Index
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783319916224
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1043831001
  • (OCoLC)1043831001
Label
The demons of William James : religious pragmatism explores unusual mental states, Tadd Ruetenik
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: James Family Vastation; 1.1 Clarifying the "Demonic"; 1.2 The Value of the Unusual; 1.3 The 1906 Earthquake, with Aftershocks; 1.4 The Vastation of Swedenborg; 1.5 The Vastation of Henry James the Elder; 1.6 The Vastation of William James; 1.7 The Vastation of Henry James; 1.8 Pragmatist Exorcism; References; Chapter 2: Pragmatism and Demonology: Circumscription of the Topic; 2.1 Clashing Temperaments and Pragmatic Dissolutions; 2.2 Skeptical Challenges; 2.3 A Demonological Case Study; References; Chapter 3: Piper, Salem, and the Communal Demonic
  • 3.1 The Spectacle of Hypnotism3.2 Socially Conditioned Demonic Possession; 3.3 The One and the Many; 3.4 Possessing Mrs. Piper; 3.5 Dr. Phinuit, the Fraudulent Frenchman; 3.6 The Curiously Fragmentary Dr. Hodgson; References; Chapter 4: Contemporary Mediums and the Return of William James; 4.1 James Dances with Susy Smith; 4.2 James Speaks with Jane Roberts; 4.3 James Speaks Again with Smith; 4.4 Report on the James Controls; 4.5 The Demons of Allison DuBois; 4.6 The Demons of John Edward; 4.7 Hunting for the Big H; References
  • Chapter 5: The Varieties of Demonic Experience: A Study in Quasi-Human Nature5.1 Functional Demonology; 5.2 Personal Demonology; 5.3 Hellfire Demonology; 5.4 Technological Demonology; References; Chapter 6: Embraced by the Demon: The Perils of Immediate Experience; 6.1 The Varieties of Near-Death Experience; 6.2 The Demons of Swedenborg; References; Chapter 7: The "Cruel" Death of William James; 7.1 A Person's a Person, No Matter How Dead; 7.2 The Unpardonable Sin; 7.3 Suggestibility and Sacrifice; 7.4 Demons Hidden Since the Foundation of the World; 7.5 Salem: Satan's Insidious Deception
  • 7.6 The Exorcism of William JamesReferences; References; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319916224
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1043831001
  • (OCoLC)1043831001

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