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Ghost Hunters: William James and the Search for Scientific Proof of Life…
by Deborah Blum
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143038958, Paperback)
A Pulitzer Prize?winning author tells the amazing story of William James?s quest for empirical evidence of the spirit world
What if a world -renowned philosopher and professor of psychiatry at Harvard suddenly announced he believed in ghosts? At the close of the nineteenth century, the illustrious William James led a determined scientific investigation into ?unexplainable? incidences of clairvoyance and ghostly visitations. James and a small group of eminent scientists staked their reputations, their careers, even their sanity on one of the most extraordinary quests ever undertaken: to empirically prove the existence of ghosts, spirits, and psychic phenomena. What they pursued? and what they found?raises questions as fascinating today as they were then.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:31 -0400)
Traces how the respected psychologist brother of Henry James set out to gather scientific data proving the existence of ghosts at the end of the nineteenth century, forming the American Society for Psychical Research.
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