is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of Philosophy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He’s a past
President of the Parapsychological Association, Editor-in-Chief of theJournal of Scientific Exploration
, and the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the F.W.H. Myers Memorial Medal from the Society for Psychical Research.
His earliest research was in logic and the philosophies of language and time. After that, he shifted focus to the evidence for psychic phenomena to see if it would provide new insights into traditional problems in the philosophy of science and the philosophy of mind. He also turned his attention to hypnosis and multiple personality, writing extensively on the unity of consciousness, psychopathology, and the nature of mediumship or “channeling.”
In addition to approximately 100 published articles, he’s written six books:ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination;The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science;First Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind;Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life After Death; andThe Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations. His latest book isCrimes of Reason: On Mind, Nature and the Paranormal.