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Author Wolffram, Heather
Title The Stepchildren of Science : Psychical Research and Parapsychology in Germany, C. 1870-1939
Imprint Amsterdam : BRILL, 2009
©2009
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (340 pages)
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Series Clio Medica Ser
Clio Medica Ser
Note Intro -- THE STEPCHILDREN OF SCIENCE -- Contents -- List of Images -- List of Abbreviations -- Glossary -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The Emergence of Psychical Research in Imperial Germany -- 2 Hypnotism, Lay Medicine and Psychical Research at the Fin de Siècle -- 3 In the Laboratory of the Geisterbaron: Experimental Parapsychology in Germany -- 4 An Holistic Science: Philosophical Renewal and Official Response -- 5 Parapsychology in the Courtroom: Occult Trials, Expertise and Authority during the Weimar Republic -- 6 Parapsychology on the Couch: The Psychology of Occult Belief in Germany -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Leading the reader through the darkened séance rooms and laboratories of Imperial and inter-war Germany, The Stepchildren of Science casts light on the emergence of psychical research and parapsychology in the German context. It looks, in particula
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Link Print version: Wolffram, Heather The Stepchildren of Science : Psychical Research and Parapsychology in Germany, C. 1870-1939 Amsterdam : BRILL,c2009 9789042027282
Subject Schrenck-Notzing, Albert von. -- swd;Geschichte 1870-1939 -- swd;Parapsychology -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.;Parapsychology -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.;Parapsychologie. -- swd;Forschung. -- swd;Deutschland. -- swd
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