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William JamesPsychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity$
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Krister Dylan Knapp

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631240

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631240.001.0001

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Moral Heroes

Moral Heroes

(p.61) Two Moral Heroes
William James

Krister Dylan Knapp

University of North Carolina Press

Chapter two recounts how James came to psychical research in the early 1880s through a series of friendships and professional relationships he formed with members of the British intellectual aristocracy especially through participation in their social and diner clubs.

Keywords:   William James, British Intellectuals, Friendship, Scratch Eight, Sidgwick Group, Henry Sidgwick, Eleanor Sidgwick, Edmund Gurney, Frederic Myers, Richard Hodgson

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