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  1. Parapsychology: Science or Pseudo-Science?Anthony Flew - 1980 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 61 (1/2):100 - 114.
    AFTER DISTINGUISHING PARAPSYCHOLOGY FAVORABLY FROM VARIOUS PRESENTLY POPULAR YET WHOLLY DISREPUTABLE EXERCISES IN FRAUD AND SELF-DECEPTION, THIS PAPER CONSIDERS THREE ASPECTS IN WHICH IT DIFFERS FROM ALL ESTABLISHED HIGH-STATUS SCIENCES. FIRST, THE FIELD HAS TO BE DEFINED NEGATIVELY. SECOND, THERE IS AFTER OVER A CENTURY OF INVESTIGATION STILL NO REPEATABLE DEMONSTRATION OF THE GENUINENESS OF ANY PSI-PHENOMEN. THIRD, WE HAVE NO EVEN HALFWAY PLAUSIBLE THEORY WITH WHICH TO ACCOUNT FOR THE MATERIALS WHICH PARAPSYCHOLOGY IS SUPPOSED TO HAVE TO (...)
     
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    Parapsychology: Science of the Anomalous or Search for the Soul?James E. Alcock - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):553.
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    Parapsychology: Frontier Science of the Mind.Michael Scriven - 1959 - Philosophical Review 68 (4):560-562.
  4. How Parapsychology Could Become a Science.Paul M. Churchland - 1987 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):227 – 239.
    An important methodological argument is outlined in support of general theoretical challenges to the dominant materialist paradigm. The idea is that the empirical inadequacies of a dominant theory can be hidden from view by various factors, and will emerge from the shadows only when viewed from the perspective of a systematic conceptual alternative. The question then posed is whether parapsychology provides a conceptual alternative adequate to this task. The provisional conclusion drawn is that it does not. Some further consequences (...)
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    Parapsychology and the Demarcation Problem.Robert L. Morris - 1987 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 30 (3):241 – 251.
    Many writers have attempted to develop criteria to demarcate between competent science and pseudo?science. Such attempts can be aimed at sizeable, organized endeavours, such as mesmerism and astrology, or at the level of individual practice. The latter is seen by some, such as Lugg, as more likely to be feasible and useful. This paper argues that parapsychology, due to its complexity and diversity, illustrates some of the problems of attempting to develop demarcation criteria for extensive endeavours. It is also (...)
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    Readings in the Philosophical Problems of Parapsychology.Antony Flew (ed.) - 1987 - Prometheus Books.
    Includes essays on parapsychology and life after death by J. B. Rhine, David Hume, George Price, Plato, Rene Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke, among others.
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  7. Foundations of Paraphysical and Parapsychological Phenomena.E. H. Walker - 1975 - In L. Oteri (ed.), Quantum Physics and Parapsychology. Parapsychology Foundation.
  8. Parapsychology Revisited: Laws, Miracles, and Repeatability.Antony Flew - 1976 - Humanist 36:28 - 30.
    TWENTY FIVE YEARS OF FURTHER AND GREATER EFFORTS HAVE LEFT PARAPSYCHOLOGY WHERE IT WAS BEFORE: ALTHOUGH WE SURELY HAVE TOO MUCH EVIDENCE TO IGNORE; STILL THERE IS NOT ONE TRULY REPEATABLE EXPERIMENT, AND HENCE NO SORT OF PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL PHENOMENON WHICH IS CONCLUSIVELY ESTABLISHED. THE PAPER PROCEEDS TO SHOW HOW THE CONCEPT OF A LAW OF NATURE IS LOGICALLY LINKED WITH THAT OF REPEATABILITY; AND HOW WITHOUT REPEATABILITY WE CANNOT ESTABLISH THE GENUINENESS OF ANY PHENOMENON PRECLUDED BY WHAT WE HAVE (...)
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    Parapsychology: The Science of Unusual Experience.Ron Roberts & David Groome (eds.) - 2001 - Arnold.
    This intriguing new book presents an exploration of the unconventional side of psychology: parapsychology.
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    Experimental Parapsychology as a Rejected Science.Paul D. Allison - 1979 - In Roy Wallis (ed.), On the Margins of Science: The Social Construction of Rejected Knowledge. University of Keele. pp. 271--291.
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    Parapsychology, Anomaly, and Altered States of Consciousness.John Palmer - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (2):302-303.
    Pseudoscience is not an appropriate label for parapsychology. Although the noise reduction model of extrasensory perception (ESP) is explanatory only in a limited sense, research does exist addressing the correlation between ESP and altered states of consciousness (ASCs). The term anomaly is not appropriately applied to experiences such as out of body experiences (OBEs) per se, but only to the question of their source. Research on both topics should be encouraged.
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    Parapsychology and the Mind-Body Problem.John Beloff - 1987 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 30 (September):215-25.
    The paper argues that there are effectively only two tenable theories of the mind?brain relationship: ?epiphenomenalism? and ?radical dualism? (interactionism). So long as account is taken only of the conventional sciences, the odds are heavily stacked in favour of epiphenomenalism. However, once the findings of parapsychology are admitted to consideration, a very different situation obtains. It is here argued that parapsychology only makes sense within a dualist metaphysic.
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  13. Parapsychology.J. B. Rhine & J. G. Pratt - 1960 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 10 (40):338-341.
  14. Parapsychology Without the 'Para' (or the Psychology).Peter J. King - 2003 - Think 1 (3):43-54.
    possible, your investigation is unlikely ever to get off the ground), there’s no such excuse for philosophers. The philosopher should be unrestricted by fashions in thought, including the unquestioning acceptance of whatever scientific theories are currently dominant. The fact is, however, that in this field and in the philosophy of mind, many.
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    Parapsychology as a Search for the Soul: Psi Anomalies and Dualist Research Programs.Magne Dybvig - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):583.
  16. Feyerabend, Pluralism, and Parapsychology.Ian James Kidd - 2018 - Bulletin of the Parapsychological Association 5 (1):5-9.
    Feyerabend is well-known as a pluralist, and notorious for his defences of, and sympathetic references to, heterodox subjects, such as parapsychology. Focusing on the latter, I ask how we should understand the relationship between the pluralism and the defences, drawing on Marcello Truzzi's and Martin Gardner's remarks on Feyerabend along the way.
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  17. Parapsychology, Quantum Logic, and Information Theory.C. T. K. Chari - 1975 - In L. Oteri (ed.), Quantum Physics and Parapsychology. Parapsychology Foundation.
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    Why Parapsychology Cannot Become a Science.Mario Bunge - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):576.
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    Parapsychology's Critics: A Link with the Past?Brian Mackenzie - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):597.
  20. Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration. [REVIEW]Evan Fales - 1998 - Religious Studies 34 (1):103-114.
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  21. Parapsychology as an Analytico-Deductive Science.J. H. M. Whiteman - 1975 - In L. Oteri (ed.), Quantum Physics and Parapsychology. Parapsychology Foundation. pp. 181--197.
     
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    Parapsychology, Philosophy and Spirituality: A Post Modern Exploration. [REVIEW]Marcus Ford - 1997 - Process Studies 26 (1/2):163-167.
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    Parapsychology: The Science of Ostensible Anomalies.Ray Hyman - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):593.
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    The Nature of Mind: Parapsychology and the Role of Consciousness in the Physical World.Douglas M. Stokes - 1997 - McFarland & Co.
    Western science teaches that our beings are governed by the laws of physics and our minds play no part. There are, however, flaws in this thinking, most prominently unexplained paranormal phenomena that defy explanation by modern theories of physics. Collected by a handful of renegade scientists who call themselves parapsychologists, these data include extrasensory perception (ESP), poltergeist occurrences, and psychokinesis. Much of the current data in parapsychology and their implications for understanding the true nature of the self are examined (...)
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    Parapsychology, Frontier Science of the Mind.C. J. Ducasse - 1957 - Philosophy East and West 7 (3):155-157.
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  26. Parapsychology, Philosophy and the Mind Essays Honoring John Beloff.John Beloff & Fiona Steinkamp (eds.) - 2002 - McFarland.
     
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    Spirituality: The Legacy of Parapsychology.Stefan Schmidt, Harald Walach, Ilo Hinterberger, Nikolaus von Stillfried & Niko Kohls - 2009 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (3):277-308.
    Spirituality is a topic of recent interest. Mindfulness, for example, a concept derived from the Buddhist tradition, has captivated the imagination of clinicians who package it in convenient intervention programs for patients. Spirituality and religion have been researched with reference to potential health benefits. Spirituality can be conceptualised as the alignment of the individual with the whole, experientially, motivationally and in action. For spirituality to unfold its true potential it is necessary to align this new movement with the mainstream of (...)
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    Parapsychology is Science, but its Findings Are Inconclusive.Charles Akers - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):566.
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    Parapsychology: Science of the Anomalous or Search for Nonmaterial Aspects of Human Existence.James E. Alcock - 1990 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 13 (2):390-391.
  30. Parapsychology and Philosophy: A Whiteheadian Postmodern Perspective.David Ray Griffin - 1993 - Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 87:217-88.
  31. Parapsychology and Radical Dualism.John Beloff - 1990 - In The Relentless Question. Mcfarland & Company.
  32. The Science of Spirit: Parapsychology, Enlightenment and Evolution by Luis Portela.Robert Ginsberg - 2022 - Journal of Scientific Exploration 35 (4).
    When one sees an opening chapter entitled “From Science to Love” it begs for further reading. After all, for most these are incongruent terms that represent two seemingly opposite sides in a debate, logic, and systematic evaluation vs. emotion. There have been many books written about the convergence of science and spirituality, and one cannot help but notice how some of today’s physicists are sounding more like spiritualists than scientists, but Dr. Portola uses this platform as wake up call for (...)
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    Parapsychology on the Couch.Richard S. Broughton - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):575.
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    The Outline of Parapsychology.Jesse Hong Xiong - 2009 - Upa.
    This work of 'systematic parapsychology' aims to construct a framework and system of parapsychology, taking a comprehensive approach to the field. The book states that parapsychology has a different philosophical background from the existing science and religions, and posits that pantheism could be the theoretical basis of parapsychology.
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    Supernormal Biology: Vitalism, Parapsychology and the German Crisis of Modernity, C. 1890-1933¹.Heather Wolffram - 2003 - The European Legacy 8 (2):149-163.
    This paper is a contribution to the small but growing body of scholarship dedicated to a reappraisal of German occultism in the period prior to the Second World War. Moving beyond those analyses of the German occult movement which have viewed it solely in terms of its links--often tenuous--to National Socialism, this paper considers German occultism, specifically parapsychology, as a mode of cultural critique utilised by Germans from across the political spectrum. Concentrating on the experimental study of materialisation and (...)
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    Observation Versus Theory in Parapsychology.Irvin L. Child - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):577.
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    Transpersonal Psychology, Parapsychology, and Neurobiology: Clarifying Their Relations.Douglas A. MacDonald & Harris L. Friedman - 2012 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 31 (1):49-60.
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    Central-State Materialism and Parapsychology.John W. Godbey Jr - 1975 - Analysis 36 (October):22-25.
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    Parapsychology's Choice.Susan J. Blackmore - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):572.
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    Psychical Research and Parapsychology Interpreted: Suggestions From the International Historiography of Psychical Research and Parapsychology for Investigating its History in the Netherlands.Ingrid Kloosterman - 2012 - History of the Human Sciences 25 (2):2-22.
    One of the reasons the history of parapsychology and its ancestor psychical research is intriguing is because it addresses a central issue: the boundaries of science. This article provides an overview of the historiography of parapsychology and presents an approach to investigate the Dutch history of parapsychology contributing to the understanding of this central theme. In the first section the historical accounts provided by psychical researchers and parapsychologists themselves are discussed; next those studies of sociologists and historians (...)
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  41. Philosophy and Parapsychology.Jan Ludwig (ed.) - 1978 - Prometheus Books.
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    The Status of Parapsychology.Rex G. Stanford - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):610.
  43. The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations.Stephen E. Braude - 2007 - University of Chicago Press.
    For over thirty years, Stephen Braude has studied the paranormal in everyday life, from extrasensory perception and psychokinesis to mediumship and materialization. _The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations_ is a highly readable and often amusing account of his most memorable encounters with such phenomena. Here Braude recounts in fascinating detail five particular cases—some that challenge our most fundamental scientific beliefs and others that expose our own credulousness. Braude begins with a south Florida woman who can make thin gold-colored (...)
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    David Ray Griffin, Parapsychology, Philosophy and Spirituality: A Postmodern Exploration. [REVIEW]Frank B. Dilley - 1998 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 44 (1):63-66.
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    Spirituality: The Legacy of Parapsychology.Harald Walach, Niko Kohls, Nikolaus Von Stillfried, Thilo Hinterberger & Stefan Schmidt - 2009 - Archive for the Psychology of Religion 31 (3):277-308.
    Spirituality is a topic of recent interest. Mindfulness, for example, a concept derived from the Buddhist tradition, has captivated the imagination of clinicians who package it in convenient intervention programs for patients. Spirituality and religion have been researched with reference to potential health benefits. Spirituality can be conceptualised as the alignment of the individual with the whole, experientially, motivationally and in action. For spirituality to unfold its true potential it is necessary to align this new movement with the mainstream of (...)
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    Philosophical Interactions with Parapsychology: The Major Writings of H.H. Price on Parapsychology and Survival.H. H. Price - 1995 - St. Martin's Press.
    This is a collection of the most important writings of Oxford philosopher H.H. Price on the topics of psychical research and survival of death, collected from a wide variety of sources unavailable to most interested readers. Included are discussions of telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis, precognition, hauntings and apparitions, the impact of psychical research on western philosophy and science, and what afterlife is probably like. Few twentieth century English-speaking philosophers have written much on these topics. Of those who did so and whose (...)
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    Yoga and Parapsychology: Empirical Research and Theoretical Essays.K. Ramakrishna Rao (ed.) - 2010 - Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.
    Contributed articles presented in a conference and a workshop, organized by the Institute for Human Science and Service, at Andhra University, during January 3-23, 2006.
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  48. Philosophy, Theosophy, Parapsychology.J. J. Poortman - 1964 - Leyden, A. W. Sythoff.
     
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    Elements of Parapsychology by K. Ramakrishna Rao.Robin Taylor - 2018 - Journal of Scientific Exploration 32 (3).
    Rao is a major force in parapsychology research having first published in the '50s, and this book publication is right up to date in 2017. The book Is almost three hundred pages of text spread out over nine chapters. I initially found book title to be confusing because it could be taken to mean something like a primer or an introduction of the essential parts of parapsychology. Whereas in fact the book is more like a selection of discrete (...)
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    Alchemy and Parapsychology Robert Halleux, Les Textes Alchimiques. . Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1979. Pp. 153. No Price Stated. [REVIEW]J. V. Golinski - 1983 - British Journal for the History of Science 16 (1):97-97.
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