Stephen E. Braude
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. He is also an accomplished jazz pianist and composer.
Braude received his Ph.D. 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, working successively as an assistant, associate, and full professor. He served as the Chair of the Philosophy department between 1998 and 2005. 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 five books. His writings include:
- 1979 (Rev. Ed. 2002) ESP and Psychokinesis: A Philosophical Examination
- 1986 (Rev. Ed. 1997) The Limits of Influence: Psychokinesis and the Philosophy of Science
- 1995 First-Person Plural: Multiple Personality and the Philosophy of Mind
- 2003 Immortal Remains: The Evidence for Life after Death
- 2007 The Gold Leaf Lady and Other Parapsychological Investigations
- “Toward a Theory of Recurrence.” Noûs 5 (1971): 191-197.
- “Are Verbs Tensed or Tenseless?” Philosophical Studies 25 (1974): 373-390.
- “Tenses, Analyticity, and Time's Eternity.” Philosophia 6 (1976): 39-48.
- "On the Meaning of 'Paranormal'.” In Jan K. Ludwig (ed.) Philosophy and Parapsychology. New York: Prometheus Press, 1978: 227-44.
- “The Observational Theories in Parapsychology: A Critique.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 73 (1979): 349-366.
- “Objections to an Information-Theoretic Approach to Synchronicity.” Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research 73 (1979): 179-193.
- “The Holographic Analysis of Near-Death Experiences: The Perpetuation of Some Deep Mistakes.” Essence: Issues in the Study of Aging, Dying and Death 5 (1981): 53-63.
- “Psi and Our Picture of the World.” Inquiry 30 (1987): 277-294.
- “When Science is Non-Scientific.” Journal of Near Death Studies 6 (1987): 113-118.
- “Mediumship and Multiple Personality.” Journal of the Society for Psychical Research 55 (1988): 177-195.
- “The Language of Improvisation.” International Jazz Archives Journal 1, No. 2 (1994): 4-13.
- “Multiple Personality and Moral Responsibility.” Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology 3 (1996): 37-54.
- “Peirce on the Paranormal.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 34 (1998): 199-220.
- "The Creativity of Dissociation." Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 3 no. 3 (2002) : 5-26.
- "Les Psychographies de Ted Serios." In C. Chéroux and A. Fischer (eds), Le Troisième Oeil: La photographie et l’ occulte. Gallimard (2004): 155-157. Reprinted as "The Thoughtography of Ted Serios." In C. Chéroux and A. Fischer (eds), The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult. New Haven: Yale University Press (2005): 155-157.
- "Personal Identity and Postmortem Survival." Social Philosophy and Policy 22, No. 2 (2005): 226-249. Reprinted in E.F. Paul, F.D. Miller, & J. Paul (eds) Personal Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (2005): 226-249.
- "Memory without a Trace." European Journal of Parapsychology 21, Special Issue (2006): 182-202. (Has also been reprinted online at AntiMatters, vol. 1 no. 1 (2007).
- "The Concept of Dissociation from a Philosophical Point of View." In P.F. Dell & J.A.O'Neil (Eds). Dissociation and the Dissociative Disorders: DSM-V and Beyond. New York: Routledge (2009): 27-36.
- Braude, Stephen E. "For the casual surfer, a brief bio". Retrieved 17 August 2012.