Pragmatism and Demonology: Circumscription of the Topic

  • Tadd Ruetenik


Jamesian pragmatism is distinguished by its broad understanding of “practical” that includes emotional and existential concerns. This pragmatism is subjected to a challenge by skeptics who see harm in what they believe is a general pollution of knowledge caused by taking psychical research seriously. The author presents his own story of vastation and his consequent ambivalence about exploring the subject of demons and unusual mental states.


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  • Tadd Ruetenik
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  1. 1.Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenportUSA

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