The Survival Hypothesis

The Survival Hypothesis

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Contemporary parapsychology tends to be preoccupied with ESP (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition) and psychokinesis. In contrast, this cutting-edge anthology assembles an international team of experts from the fields of psychology, parapsychology, philosophy, anthropology and neuroscience to examine critically what is referred to as the survival hypothesis: the tentative statement or prediction that some aspect of our personhood (e.g., consciousness) persists subsequent to the death of the physical body. The appraisal of the survival hypothesis will be restricted to the phenomenon of mediumship; that is, humans who ostensibly communicate with the deceased. The book has been divided into four main sections: Explanation and Belief; Culture, Psychopathology and Psychotherapy; Empirical Approaches, and The Present and Future. The issue of postmortem survival is supremely relevant to us all because in our consensual space-time reality the human encounter with death is, of course, a certainty.Essays on Mediumship Adam J. Rock. Theory. and. Measurement. of. Personality . Personality theory may be considered the most philosophically based field in psychology, but it may also be the least scientific in terms of evidence-basedanbsp;...

Title:The Survival Hypothesis
Author:Adam J. Rock
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-04-16


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