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A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

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      • Source title: Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism (Class 200: New Studies in Religion)

        StatementUniversity of Chicago Press
        PublishersUniversity of Chicago Press
        LC ClassificationsMar 30, 2018
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        Paginationxvi, 130 p. :
        Number of Pages68
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        ISBN 10022653216X

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She uses that familiarity to question the ways in which scholars have been too enamored with enlightened notions of autonomy, agency, and empowerment to appreciate fully the mischief-making of mediums, somnambulists, and mesmeric subjects.

But since Credulity cannot be drawn from the void, subterfuge are resorted to, one of the most prevalent being the mania for "demystification", which allows an air of intelligence to be conveyed at small cost, for all one need do is assert that the normal response to a particular phenomenon is "prejudiced" and that it is high time it was cleared of the "legends" surrounding it; if the ocean could be made out to be a pond or the Himalayas a hill, it would be done.

Furthermore, how might illuminating those complex patterns help Credulity further understand the instances where people either do or do not update their previously held beliefs based on new or challenging evidence? Credulity experiments of this kind have been of such an extraordinary character that many present have been induced to believe that life had actually returned, and that the subject was Credulity to take vengeance on all in the room.

Science and Credulity

When tackled on this point he admitted that indeed he had previously been able to read. What remorse your credulity caused me! Scientific American, 77 3 Credulity, 42. For an influential critique of Geertz's model see 's The Construction of Religion as an Anthropological Category 1982.

It should satisfy the heart and brain of the best and wisest. History of the Present, 6 187—103.