Science, the Self, and Survival after Death: Selected Writings of Ian Stevenson

January 19, 2012 by School of Medicine Webmaster


edited by Emily Williams Kelly PhD

A collection of Dr. Ian Stevenson’s writing, edited by Emily Williams Kelly PhD.  Ian Stevenson was a prominent and internationally-known psychiatrist, researcher, prolific author, and well-regarded figure in the field of psychical research.  This is the first book devoted to surveying the entirety of his work and the extraordinary scope and variety of his research. He studied universal questions that cut to the core of a person’s identity: What is consciousness? How did we become the unique individuals that we are? Do we survive in some form after death? Stevenson’s writings on the nature of science and the mind-body relationship, as well as his empirical research, demonstrate his strongly held belief that the methods of science can be applied successfully to such humanly vital questions. Featuring a selection of his papers and excerpts from his books, this collection presents the larger context of Stevenson’s work and illustrates the issues and questions that guided him throughout his career. 

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012, 415 pages. ISBN-10: 1442221143


“An extremely valuable resource. It nicely captures the broad scope of Ian Stevenson’s interest and expertise, and it’s absolutely essential reading for serious students of the evidence suggesting postmortem survival.”

—Stephen Braude, professor emeritus of philosophy, University of Maryland, author of 'Immortal Remains: Evidence of Life after Death'.