Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem

Extraordinary Beliefs: A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem

by Peter Lamont

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ISBN-13: 9781107688025
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/31/2013
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Peter Lamont is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh. He is Programme Director of the MSc in History and Theory of Psychology, and Honorary Secretary of the British Psychological Society (History and Philosophy of Psychology Section). He is also a longstanding member of the Koestler Parapsychology Unit, a former professional magician, an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle and Past President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. He has published extensively on the history and psychology of magic and the paranormal.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The making of the extraordinary; 3. The making of mesmeric phenomena; 4. The making of spiritualist phenomena; 5. The making of psychic phenomena; 6. The making of paranormal phenomena; 7. The making of extraordinary beliefs.

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