The Invention of Telepathy

The Invention of Telepathy

by Roger Luckhurst
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199249628

ISBN-13: 9780199249626

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The belief in telepathy is still widely held and yet it remains much disputed by scientists. Roger Luckhurst explores the origins of the term in the late nineteenth century. Telepathy mixed physical and mental sciences, new technologies and old superstitions, and it fascinated many famous people in the late Victorian era: Sigmund Freud, Thomas Huxley, Henry

Overview

The belief in telepathy is still widely held and yet it remains much disputed by scientists. Roger Luckhurst explores the origins of the term in the late nineteenth century. Telepathy mixed physical and mental sciences, new technologies and old superstitions, and it fascinated many famous people in the late Victorian era: Sigmund Freud, Thomas Huxley, Henry James, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Oscar Wilde. This is an exciting and accessible study, written for general readers as much as scholars and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199249626
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Terrains of Emergence, 1870-1882
2. Coining Telepathy: Concept and Elaboration, 1882-1901
3. Making Connections: W. T. Stead's Occult Economies
4. Telepathic Doxai: Knowledge and Belief at the Imperial Margin
5. Psychical Research and the Late-Victorian Gothic
6. The Woman-Sensitive: Nerves, New Women and Henry James
7. Afterlives, 1901-34
Index

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