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Stephen E. Braude is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Former Chair of the Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration.

"This book isn’t just good, it’s excellent. Stephen Braude is at the top of the intellectual food chain in the study of paranormal phenomena..."
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"Stephen Braude is a professional philosopher and well-established author both of books and articles who is particularly noted for two things. One is for his work in certain Borderland areas in which topics within philosophy, psychology, parapsychology and psychiatry meet, overlap and interact (or should interact). The other is for the clarity and pithiness of expression with which he handles abstruse and difficult issues. He has a gift for analogies, often amusing ones, which cut through layers of nonsense (often pretentious nonsense loaded with jargon) and expose the nub of a question. If Braude's views are correct and they are certainly cogently argued these topics are potentially of considerable and wide-ranging importance."(Alan Gauld, University of Nottingham)

He studied Philosophy and English at Oberlin College and the University of London, and in 1971 he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

After publishing a number of articles in the philosophy of language, temporal logic, and the philosophy of time, he turned his attention to several related problems in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind — in particular, questions concerning causality, scientific explanation generally, and psychological explanation specifically. One of his overriding concerns was to demonstrate the inadequacy of mechanistic theories in psychology and cognitive science.

Prof. Braude also examined the evidence of parapsychology to see whether it would provide new insights into these and other traditional philosophical issues.

After that, he shifted his focus to problems in philosophical psychopathology, writing extensively on the connections between dissociation and classic philosophical problems as well as central issues in parapsychology—for example, the unity of consciousness, multiple personality and moral responsibility, and the nature of mental mediumship.

Prof. Braude is past President of the Parapsychological Association and is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including Research Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the BIAL Foundation in Portugal. He has published more than 60 philosophical essays in such journals as Noûs; The Philosophical Review; Philosophical Studies; Analysis; Inquiry; Philosophia; Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society; Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology; Social Philosophy and Policy; New Ideas in Psychology; The Journal of Scientific Exploration; and The Journal of Trauma and Dissociation.

In addition to sixty scientific papers, he has written six books: ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination (1979; revised edition 2002); The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science (1986; revised edition 1997); First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind (1991; revised edition 1995); Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death (2003); and The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations (2007). (His latest book is Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature and the Paranormal, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.).

 

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Stephen Braude receives the SPR's Myers Memorial Medal

The Society for Psychical Research (SPR) is proud to recognize Professor Stephen E. Braude’s significant contributions to psychical research with the award of the Society’s prestigious Myers Memorial Medal.

Professor Braude presented the Society’s Gwen Tate Memorial Lecture in London on 9 October, with the title ‘Physical Mediumship Today’, and the Myers Memorial Medal was presented on the same evening.

Named after Frederic Myers, this is awarded from time to time to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to psychical research.  Professor Braude joins a distinguished roll: previous recipients have been John Beloff, Alan Gauld, Robert L Morris, Archie Roy, Ian Stevenson, Donald West and Erlendur Haraldsson.

Stephen Braude is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland.  He is a past President of the Parapsychological Association and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration. Society for Psychical Research  prestigious Myers Memorial Medal.In addition to his work in parapsychology he has published in a wide range of areas, including the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind.  He has been awarded a number of grants and fellowships, including from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the BIAL Foundation.

In addition to sixty scientific papers, he has written six books: ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination (1979; revised edition 2002); The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science (1986; revised edition 1997); First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind (1991; revised edition 1995); Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death (2003); and The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations (2007). (His latest book is Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature and the Paranormal, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.)

The full title of Professor Braude’s lecture to the SPR is ‘Physical Mediumship Today: Investigation of the Felix Experimental Group’.  He ... discuss(ed) his visits to Kai Muegge’s Felix Circle in Germany, which is devoted to physical mediumship.  Professor Braude has attended séances there over a four-year period, and recently published an article in the Journal of Scientific Exploration on investigations conducted by himself and others.

Professor Braude's lecture, preceded by the medal presentation, took place in the lecture hall of the Kensington Library.

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Crimes of Reason by Stephen Braude CRIMES OF REASONr
ON MIND, NATURE, AND THE PARANORMAL

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(July 16, 2014)

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"Stephen Braude is a professional philosopher and well-established author both of books and articles who is particularly noted for two things.

One is for his work in certain Borderland areas in which topics within philosophy, psychology, parapsychology and psychiatry meet, overlap and interact (or should interact). ...it must be said that if Braude's views are correct – and they are certainly cogently argued – these topics are potentially of considerable and wide-ranging importance (and deliver) clarity and pithiness of expression with which he handles abstruse and difficult issues.

He has a gift for analogies, often amusing ones, which cut through layers of nonsense (often pretentious nonsense loaded with jargon) and expose the nub of a question".(Alan Gauld, University of Nottingham).

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations by Stephen Braude - CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWERS' COMMENTS The Gold Leaf Lady and Other
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University of Chicago Press, 2007

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This book isn’t just good, it’s excellent. Stephen Braude is at the top of the intellectual food chain in the study of paranormal phenomena..."
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The Gold Leaf Lady is a read not to be missed. To initiates it offers valuable updates and insights. To those inconversant with the current state of parapsychological research, it may rank as the best introduction available.”
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Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death Immortal Remains:
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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003

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"Certainly one of the best assessments ever written of the evidence for human survival of bodily death."
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ESP and Psychokinesis:
A Philosophical Examination

Revised edition, Brown Walker Press, 2002
Temple University Press, 1979

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The Limits of Influence - Stephen Braude

The Limits of Influence:
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Philosophy of Science

Revised edition,
University Press of America, 1997
Routledge, 1986

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First Person Plural:
Multiple Personality and the
Philosophy of Mind

Revised edition, Rowman & Littlefield, 1995
Routledge, 1991

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