BOOK REVIEW: The Roots of Coincidence: An Excursion into Parapsychology by Arthur Koestler (Vintage Books) With psychologist Carl. Critical Review of Arthur Koestler’s “The Roots of Coincidence”!1 by Jake Embrey The study of parapsychology, external sensory perception (ESP) and. The Roots of Coincidence. By Arthur Koestler. THE ROOTS OF COINCIDENCE : AN EXCURSION INTO PARAPSYCHOLOGY, Arthur Koestler.

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Koestler himself devises a theory which isn’t much more convincing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I was reflecting on a certain politician and thinking that he was right wing.

I don’t think I buy into the idea of parapsychology, but I sure wish Sting can better explain it to me. Tellingly, my wife said she bought the paperback edition because it was one of those things people were reading back then, like the novels of Hermann Hesse. Released through the last-minute intervention of the British government, he went to France where, the following year, he again was arrested for his political views. In he joined the Communist Party of Germany but, disillusioned, he resigned from it in and in published a devastating anti-Communist novel, Darkness at Noonwhich propelled him to instant international fame.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I finally got around to it after seeing it on our bookshelves for more than 40 years. The roots of coincidence, Volume Arthur Koestler Snippet view – I’m not an expert on the subject, but I’m wondering if this concept has gained more scientific support over the last 43 years.

An odd book, but fascinating at the same time. Koestler’s discussion of Jung’s work on synchronicity is quite critical. Common terms and phrases a-causal amoeba archetypal atom behaviour biological brain C.


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Frankly, I think Jung’s theory hokey and Koestler’s exposition of parapsychology and particle physics poorly informed. Like me being here See 2 questions about The Roots of Coincidence…. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. First Koeetler editionHutchinson. But the next day, her name turned up in a novel she was reading.

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Whereas on the other hand the carefully controlled experiments are utterly arrhur Marks coincivence the term ” Koestler’s Fallacy ” as the assumption that odd matches of random events cannot arise by chance. For me it was a mirror of ambiguity to question your own belief system in the review of his postulates. How much of it supports or contradicts Koestler’s premises? We live in a world dominated by wires, A book of its time published infull of disputable arguments meant to support notions of parapsychology, and occasionally adorned with mildly interesting facts.

Despite all of this, The Roots of Coincidence is a wonderful book. Aug 27, Babak rated it it was kostler. Books by Arthur Koestler.

Now whilst it is true that the existence of such particles were hypothesised before their existence was proven, this is no grounds for accepting or empowering the theories made by Dobbs, such as the existence of psitrons and their impact on cognition. The roots of coincidence Arthur Koestler Hutchinson and Co.

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Material about the paranormal falls into two categories, subjective personal anecdotes and carefully controlled scientific experiments. The post-script also contains some really silly arguments which have glaringly obvious non-paranormal explana Some very silly stuff here. Click here to sign up.

Retrieved from ” https: The roots of coincidence Danube edition. The psychologist David Marks criticized the book for endorsing pseudoscience. These are discussed in relation to the Koestler uses the fact that people are born with thicker skin on the soles of our feet as proof of Lamarckian inheritance.


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This can be seen throughout scientific history, the rejection of the Ptolemaic system, the adoption of Darwinian evolution and the movement away from behavioural psychology. We were going to attend a Christmas concert; when we were nearly at our destination, I happened to look up at the sky and drew Not’s attention to a cloud which looked remarkably like an exclamation mark. Feb 12, Ken rated it liked it.

This chapter and the one before it which talks about the results and hypotheses arising out of ESP experiments arhhur the lab is intended to create a rapprochement between the real world and parapsychology in the lab, even if the rapprochement is negative in the sense that the unthinkable phenomena of ESP appear somewhat less preposterous in the arthue of the unthinkable propositions of physics.

Want to Read saving…. But precious little exists in terms of a theoretical or conceptual framework for such a curious everyday phenomenon. Meet the Vinyl Detective. He cites many instances of scientists discovering things, mostly in physics but occasionally in biology, that do not seem to make sense either logically or in the Newtonian world.

But one doesn’t have to experience too much of this kind of stuff to begin to be intrigued by synchronicity, strange happenings and parapsychology. Facts and koetler presented about the phenomenons and the current academical research on them are useful.