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Keith Augustine is Executive Director and Scholarly Paper Editor for Internet Infidels, whose mission is to defend and promote metaphysical naturalism on the Internet through the Secular Web (infidels.org). He holds a masters degree in philosophy (University of Maryland, College Park, 2001) and has special interest in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, and metaethics. He has contributed to Skeptic magazine and the Journal of Near-Death Studies, edited (with Michael Martin) The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case Against Life After Death (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), and is currently working on a cross-cultural survey of historical disbelief in an afterlife.
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  1. Keith Augustine (2007). Does Paranormal Perception Occur in Near-Death Experiences? Journal of Near Death Studies 25 (4):203-236.
    While most near-death researchers have disregarded reports of near-death experiences (NDEs) with hallucinatory features, many have sought cases of veridical paranormal perception during NDEs. But despite more than a quarter century of near-death studies, no compelling evidence that NDErs can obtain information from remote locations during their NDEs has been forthcoming. This paper, Part I of a critique of survivalist interpretations of NDEs, reviews the quality of the evidence for veridical observations during NDEs, and finds the case for veridical paranormal (...)
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  2. Keith Augustine (2007). Near-Death Experiences with Hallucinatory Features. Journal of Near Death Studies 26 (1):3-31.
    Though little systematic attention has been given to near-death experiences (NDEs) with clear or suggestive hallucinatory features, reports of such experiences strongly imply that NDEs are not glimpses of an afterlife. This paper, Part II of a critique of survivalist interpretations of NDEs, surveys NDEs incorporating out-of-body discrepancies, bodily sensations, encounters with living persons and fictional characters, random or insignificant memories, returns from a point of no return, hallucinatory imagery, and unfulfilled predictions. Though attempts to accommodate hallucinatory NDEs within a (...)
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  3. Keith Augustine (2007). Psychophysiological and Cultural Correlates Undermining a Survivalist Interpretation of Near-Death Experiences. Journal of Near Death Studies 26 (2):89-125.
    This paper, Part III of a critique of survivalist interpretations of near-death experiences (NDEs), considers psychophysiological and cultural correlates of NDEs suggesting that such experiences are solely products of individuals' minds rather than windows into a transcendental realm. While current psychophysiological models do not fully explain out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and NDEs, several psychophysiological correlates offer promising clues about the mechanisms implicated in their production. These correlates do not definitively identify their precise causes, but strongly imply that such experiences represent internally (...)
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