The Limits of Influence Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science

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9780415062039: The Limits of Influence Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science

Paper edition of a 1986 work in which Braude (philosophy, U. of Maryland) carefully speculates about an oft-maligned aspect of parapsychology, with insights relevant to the progress of psychology as well as the philosophy of science and of the mind. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Stephen E. Braude is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He is also the author of First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind, Revised Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995).

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Praise for the Original Edition: I'm delighted to see it in print. Braude is surely one of the best-informed and most readable philosophical guides, and his book offers the most orderly entry into the inevitable quarrels. The anecdotal material is absolutely fascinating. But Braude's careful speculation about its bearing on causality and empirical confirmation are even more intriguing and much more important. (Joseph Margolis, Temple University CHOICE)

Rigorous and well written―highly recommended. (Joseph Margolis, Temple University The Scientific and Medical Network Review)

...this work is the only comparable work of sophisticated philosophical analysis. Fine scholarship on the reports of mediums and apparitions is combined with careful philosophical reasoning...The subject itself, with lively discussion of historical examples, will appeal to a wide audience. The careful argumentation should especially provoke philosophers and parapsychologists. Recommended for college and university collections. (CHOICE)

...this work is the only comparable work of sophisticated philosophical analysis. Fine scholarship on the reports of mediums and apparitions is combined with careful philosophical reasoning...The subject itself, with lively discussion of historical examples, will appeal to a wide audience. The careful argumentation should especially provoke philosophers and parapsychologists. Recommended for college and university collections. (CHOICE)

Praise for the Original Edition: I'm delighted to see it in print. Braude is surely one of the best-informed and most readable philosophical guides, and his book offers the most orderly entry into the inevitable quarrels. The anecdotal material is absolutely fascinating. But Braude's careful speculation about its bearing on causality and empirical confirmation are even more intriguing and much more important. (Joseph Margolis, Temple University CHOICE)

Rigorous and well written―highly recommended. (Joseph Margolis, Temple University The Scientific and Medical Network Review)

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