This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK REVIEWS. The Uncaused Being and the Criterion of Truth, By E. Z. Derr, M. D. Sherman, French and Company, Boston, 1911. This little book of one hundred and ten pages is a criticism of Professor James work on Pluralism, a qPluralistic Universe .q It is a philosophic treatise and has no bearing upon the problems of psychic research. The author has not studied the history of philosophy in vain, and directs some able criticisms against Professor James. The reviewer thinks, however, that the terms Pantheism, Theism, Materialism and similar theories need to be better and more clearly denned than they are in this book and than they usually are in order to make criticism of any of them profitable. I doubt if any two writers used them in the same sense. In spite of this limitation the author points to the fundamental conceptions which have to be reckoned with in writers of this age. The Appendix has a criticism of Sir Oliver Lodge's q Ether of Space .q There seem to be the same logical difficulties with this stupendous metaphysics of physics as infected scholastic theology, and perhaps it is as well that this development should take its course and then people will know what science is. The Essentials of Psychology. By W. B. Pilsbury. Professor oi Psychology, University of Michigan. The Macmillan Company, New York. 1911. This is an excellent little manual for all who wish to get an elementary knowledge of normal psychology. It is entirely free from the technicalities of the usual text-book. It fights shy of all questions that are of real interest and importance in psychology, but nevertheless it is one of the best books for lay readers to study if they wish to lay a foundation for psychic research. We forget that psychic research is not a special science, bu...This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... BOOK REVIEWS.
|Title||:||The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research|
|Author||:||American Society For Psychical Research|
|Publisher||:||General Books - 2009-08|