Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller

Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller

          University of Southern California, F.B.A. Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, born in 1864, instructor in philosophy Cornell University, 1893-97, Professor of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1929, a worthy associate of the SPR pioneers; published his first studies in 1887 ('Report of Some Automatic Writing Experiments', Proc. Xl), contributed frequent reviews and articles on psychological and philosophical aspects to the Proceedings, the Journal of the SPR and other psychic and non-psychic periodicals; elected President of the SPR in 1914; author of 'Progress of Psychical Research' in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition, 1920, and of articles on 'Spiritism' and 'Telepathy' in Hasting's Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics; member of the Council of the SPR, etc.

Some of his books: The Riddle of the Sphynx, 1891; Humanism, 1903; Studies in Humanism, 1907; Tantalus, or the Future of Man; Psychology and Logic in psychology and the sciences, 1924; Problems of Belief, 1924.

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Source (with minor modifications): An Encyclopaedia of Psychic Science by Nandor Fodor (1934).



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