How parapsychology could become a science

An important methodological argument is outlined in support of general theoretical challenges to the dominant materialist paradigm. The idea is that the empirical inadequacies of a dominant theory can be hidden from view by various factors, and will emerge from the shadows only when viewed from the perspective of a systematic conceptual alternative. The question then posed is whether parapsychology provides a conceptual alternative adequate to this task. The provisional conclusion drawn is that it does not. Some further consequences are drawn from this concerning the experimental side of the parapsychological tradition
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00201748708602121
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,122
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Challenges to Empiricism.Harold Morick (ed.) - 1972 - Belmont, Calif., Wadsworth Pub. Co..

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Psychical Research in the History and Philosophy of Science. An Introduction and Review.Andreas Sommer - 2014 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 48:38-45.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Added to PP index

Total downloads
82 ( #65,642 of 2,191,304 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #291,146 of 2,191,304 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature