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Gurney, Edmund 1847-1888

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Works: 38 works in 188 publications in 4 languages and 2,197 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: ML3845, 133.8
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The power of sound by Edmund Gurney( Book )

39 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Gurney (1847-88) is today best known for his work on psychical research, but from a young age he harboured the ambition to be a composer and performer. Frustrated in this aim, he began writing on the philosophy and psychology of music. This work of 1880 was an attempt to apply a strictly scientific method of enquiry to music, and it is regarded as one of the most important and original treatises from the nineteenth century on musical aesthetics. Gurney discusses the sensations of pleasure and pain in relation to the senses, and goes on to examine how the listener differentiates between 'noises' and 'tones'. He explores whether there is an elemental difference between a 'good' and a 'bad' melody, the ultimate futility of the critic trying to describe music, and the 'moral' conclusion to be drawn from a preference for the music of Rossini over that of Beethoven
Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A large part of the material used in this book was sent to the authors as representatives of the Society for Psychical Research; and the book is published with the sanction of the council of that Society ... Mr. Myers is solely responsible for the Introduction, and for the Note on a suggested mode of psychical interaction ... Mr. Gurney is solely responsible for the remainder of the book ... the collection, examination, and appraisal of the evidence--has been a joint labour, of which Mr. Podmore has borne ... a share ..."--Preface
Phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

17 editions published between 1883 and 2015 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume work, co-authored by Edmund Gurney (1847-1888), Frederic W. H. Myers (1843-1901) and Frank Podmore (1856-1910), all leading members of the Society for Psychical Research, was first published in 1886. This collection, containing over 700 case studies of sensory phantasms and hypnotic experiments, was one of the first attempts to deal scientifically with the hypothesis of psychic thought-transference and to catalogue and provide a body of evidence in its support. Volume 2 presents data and analyses of auditory, visual, and tactile hallucinations, and those of a reciprocal or collective nature. It contains addenda and a conclusion for the two volumes. This pioneering study is an indispensable source for the history of psychical research and nineteenth-century attitudes to the idea of telepathy. It provides detailed insights into the Victorian fascination with the occult and the supernatural
Tertium quid: chapters on various disputed questions by Edmund Gurney( Book )

9 editions published in 1887 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hallucinations télépathiques by Edmund Gurney( Book )

29 editions published between 1891 and 1914 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telepathie
Combined index to Proceedings and Journal by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)( )

in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1 includes index to Phantasm of the living by E. Gurney and Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research
Art and literature by T. M Coan( Book )

2 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gespenster lebender Personen und andere telepathische Erscheinungen : verkürzte Uebersetzung des englischen Werkes by Edmund Gurney( Book )

7 editions published between 1896 and 1897 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the Living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the Living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

6 editions published between 1886 and 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the living; cases of telepathy printed in the Journal of the Society for Psychical Research during thirty-five years by Eleanor Mildred Sidgwick( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1975 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strange case of Edmund Gurney by Trevor H Hall( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the living (1886) by Edmund Gurney( Book )

1 edition published in 1886 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telepathie: Eine Erwiderung auf die Kritik des Herrn Prof. W. Preyer [contained in his: "Telepathie und Geisterseherei in England"] by Edmund Gurney( Book )

4 editions published in 1887 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the living (1886) by Edmund Gurney( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms of the Living. By E. Gurney ... F.W.H. Myers ... and F. Podmore, M.A. Abridged edition prepared by Mrs. Henry Sidgwick by Edmund Gurney( Book )

3 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telepathie : eine Erwiderund auf die Kritik des Herrn Prof. W. Preyer by Edmund Gurney( Book )

2 editions published in 1887 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dziwy życia by Edmund Gurney( Book )

1 edition published in 1892 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hallucinations télépathiques par Gurney, Myers et Podmore. Traduit et abrégé des phantasms of the living by Edmund Gurney( Book )

2 editions published in 1892 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Edmund Gurney British psychic researcher

Gerneĭ, Ė.

Gerneĭ, Ė. 1847-1888

Gurney.

Gurney, Edmund

エドマンド・ガーニー

Languages
English (126)

French (31)

German (13)

Polish (1)

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