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Immortal remains : the evidence for life after death

Braude, Stephen E., 1945- author.

Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2003

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  • Title:
    Immortal remains : the evidence for life after death
  • Author/Creator: Braude, Stephen E., 1945- author.
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Creation Date: 2003
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (345 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-321) and index.
  • Subjects: Future life; Spiritualism
  • Description: Immortal Remains takes a fresh look at some of the most puzzling cases suggesting survival after death, and considers how to distinguish evidence for an afterlife from evidence for exotic things (including psychic things) done by the living. Author Stephen E. Braude concludes that we have some reason, finally, for believing in life after death.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-321) and index.
  • Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Preliminaries; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Survival and Personal Identity; 1.3 Survival and Anomalous Knowledge; 1.4 The ""Super-Psi"" Hypothesis; 1.5 What Else Is Wrong with the Literature on Survival; Chapter 2: Drop-In Communicators; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Outline of the Issues; 2.3 The Cagliostro Case; 2.4 Runki's Leg: The Case; 2.5 Runki's Leg: Theoretical Considerations and Nagging Concerns; 2.6 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 3: Trance Mediumship; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Outline of Mrs. Piper's Mediumship
    3.3 Examples of Mrs. Piper's Mediumship3.4 Mrs. Leonard's Mediumship; 3.5 Mediumship and Super-ESP; 3.6 Survival and the Causal Nexus; 3.7 The Cross-Correspondences; Chapter 4: The Case of Sharada: Psychopathology and Xenoglossy; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Outline of the Case; 4.3 Objections to Stevenson's Report; 4.4 Akolkar's Report; 4.5 Super-Psi and Knowledge-How; 4.6 Xenoglossy and Dissociation; Chapter 5: The Case of Patience Worth; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Pearl Curran's Background; 5.3 The History, Style, and Personality of Patience Worth; 5.4 Writing Samples; 5.5 The Theoretical Challenge
    5.6 Non-Survivalist Conjectures5.7 Latency and Creativity: The Case of Hélène Smith; 5.8 Other Cases of Mediumistic Creativity; 5.9 Survivalist Conjectures; 5.10 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 6: Reincarnation and Possession; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The Case of Bishen Chand; 6.3 A Recent Early-Bird Case; 6.4 The Antonia Case; 6.5 The Sumitra/Shiva Case; 6.6 The Thompson-Gifford Case; 6.7 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 7: Lingering Spirits; 7.1 Introduction; 7.2 Haunting: Preliminaries; 7.3 Haunting: Comments; 7.4 Transplant Cases; 7.5 Transplant Cases: Comments; Chapter 8: Out-of-Body Experiences
    8.1 Introduction8.2 Why Externalism?; 8.3 Distinctness and Independence; 8.4 Apparitions and Reciprocal OBEs; 8.5 Near-Death Experiences; 8.6 An Appeal to Systematicity; 8.7 Concluding Remarks; Chapter 9: Conclusion; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Ideal Cases; 9.3 The Significance of Physiological Data; 9.4 The ""Stuff' That Survives; 9.5 The Almeder/Hales Debate; 9.6 Summing Up; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
  • OCLC Number: 854520910
  • Identifier: ISBN0-7425-1471-4;ISBN1-4616-3765-1