Jekyll and Hyde in Science. Have we More Souls than One?
Alfred Binet Revue des Deux Mondes
Experimental Psychology, Mental Illness, Degeneration, Spiritualism
Considers whether 'the division of consciousness into several parts' is confined only to those suffering 'a nervous affection of the personality'. There is, after all, 'hardly anyone who has not at times been aware of the existence of a double consciousness in his healthiest self'. Also asks whether 'the moral personalities which have been known to coexist, and to alternate without knowledge of each other, may possibly reach the point of communicating with one another, and [...] the question asked orally of one personality of the medium, may be answered by another through the hand which raps on the table, or which holds the so-called inspired pencil'.
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