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Stephen Braude

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Maryland, Baltimore; former President, Parapscyhological Association

Stephen E. Braude is an American philosopher and parapsychologist. He is a past president of the Parapsychological Association, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Scientific Exploration, and a professor of philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Braude received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1971. After working as a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he found a permanent home at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), working successively as an assistant, associate, and full professor.

He served as the Chair of the Philosophy department between 2009 and 2011. He has received numerous fellowships, awards, and grants including but not limited to the National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship, numerous grants from the Parapsychology Foundation, and the Distinguished Achievement Award of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. He has also received several Faculty Research Grants from UMBC.

In addition to writing numerous articles on temporal logic and the philosophy of mind, Braude has been an active contributor to the parapsychological community. He has written six books including his most recent Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature & the Paranormal.

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Crimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature, and the Paranormal

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The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations

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Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death

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ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination

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The Limits of Influence

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