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The Resource Beyond belief : skepticism, science and the paranormal, Martin Bridgstock, (electronic resource)

Beyond belief : skepticism, science and the paranormal, Martin Bridgstock, (electronic resource)

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Beyond belief : skepticism, science and the paranormal
Title
Beyond belief
Title remainder
skepticism, science and the paranormal
Statement of responsibility
Martin Bridgstock
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether ghosts, astrology or ESP, up to 80 per cent of the population believes in one or more aspects of the paranormal. Such beliefs are entertaining, and it is tempting to think of them as harmless. However, there is mounting evidence that paranormal beliefs can be dangerous - cases of children dying because parents rejected orthodox medicine in favour of alternative remedies, and 'psychics' who trade on the grief of the bereaved for personal profit and gain. Expenditure on the paranormal runs into billions of dollars each year. In Beyond Belief: Skepticism, Science and the Paranormal Martin Bridgstock provides an integrated understanding of what an evidence-based approach to the paranormal - a skeptical approach - involves, and why it is necessary. Bridgstock does not set out to show that all paranormal claims are necessarily false, but he does suggest that we all need the analytical ability and critical thinking skills to seek and assess the evidence for paranormal claims.--
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1948-
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Bridgstock, Martin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Parapsychology
  • Parapsychology and science
  • Skepticism
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Beyond belief : skepticism, science and the paranormal, Martin Bridgstock, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511691676
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The paranormal and why it matters -- The nature of science -- The paranormal -- Skepticism--from Socrates to Hume -- Modern skepticism -- Bringing skepticism down to earth -- Skepticism, ethics and survival -- Skepticism beyond the paranormal
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CR9780511691676
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511691676
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652432050
Label
Beyond belief : skepticism, science and the paranormal, Martin Bridgstock, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511691676
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The paranormal and why it matters -- The nature of science -- The paranormal -- Skepticism--from Socrates to Hume -- Modern skepticism -- Bringing skepticism down to earth -- Skepticism, ethics and survival -- Skepticism beyond the paranormal
Control code
CR9780511691676
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511691676
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)652432050

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