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The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of ScienceReviewers' Comments
The Limits of Influence:
Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science

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University Press of America, 1997

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"Braude's study offers a load of evidence from a fresh quarter showing how difficult it is to get an honest hearing for deviant phenomena and how compliant the model of science actually is. 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 speculations about its bearing on causality and empirical confirmation are even more intriguing and much more important."--Joseph Margolis, Temple University

"An excellent defense of the existence of large-scale psychokinesis. Braude does a very good job at arguing for the relevance of anecdotal evidence in support of large-scale psychokinesis. His chapter on physical mediumship, especially the mediumship of D.D. Home, presents a formidable challenge to the skeptical estimate of PK."--Prof. Michael Sudduth, San Francisco State University

"A challenging work for both skeptics and believers in psychic effects, Braude...defends what to many would seem an outrageous thesis: that historical reports on mediums and ghosts provide the best evidence for psychokinetic phenomena--rather than laboratory controlled experiments. A sequel to Braude's earlier work, ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination...this book 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 careful argumentation should especially provoke philosophers and parapsychologists."--Choice

"Stephen Braude is among the most philosophically sophisticated of those currently writing on the 'paranormal'. He is perhaps the most philosophically sophisticated among clear advocates of the paranormal. What he attempts is clear and compelling argument for extremely unpopular views, and that alone makes this book--like Braude's work in general--well worth attending to. Braude's forceful arguments...and his careful theoretical suggestions...make the book of genuine philosophical interest"--Patrick Grim, SUNY Stony Brook

"...a deep and serious book which in spite of its erudition makes very interesting reading...should not be missed by anyone interested in psi phenomena and psychokinesis."--New Humanity

"Braude's originality, cogency, and challenging conclusions--and his detailed chronicle of psychic virtuosity--make for a work that both philosophers and parapsychologists should study."--James M.O. Wheatley, University of Toronto


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Crimes of Reason by Stephen Braude CRIMES OF REASON
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). 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)

The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations by Stephen Braude - CLICK HERE FOR REVIEWERS' COMMENTS The Gold Leaf Lady and Other
Parapsychological Investigations

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..."
—Fred Frohock, author of Lives of the Psychics: The Shared Worlds of Science and Mysticism

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:
The Evidence for Life After Death

Rowman & Littlefield, 2003

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"Certainly one of the best assessments ever written of the evidence for human survival of bodily death."
- Raymond Martin, Union College

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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:
Psychokinesis and the
Philosophy of Science

Revised edition,
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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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