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Psychical Modernism: Science, Subjectivity, and the Unsalvageable Self

Courtenay Raia

in The New Prometheans: Faith, Science, and the Supernatural Mind in the Victorian Fin de Siécle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226635217
eISBN:
9780226635491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635491.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By the 1890s, psychology was bringing new emphasis to the perceptual nature of reality, with “the self” included among the brain’s useful fictions. The modern empirical subject was vanishing inside ... More


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