Survival or Super-psi? [para-c03]

AIPR Certificate in Parapsychology—Unit Outline

Survival or Super-psi? [para-c03]

Scope

  • considerations of the ‘evidence’ for survival from philosophy and parapsychology
  • alternative viewpoints about survival after bodily death

Essay Topic

Discuss the evidence for life after death, and explain the alternative explanation for this evidence.

NOTE: Essay must be no longer than 2000 words and formatted in APA-style. (APA stands for American Psychological Association. All the references given below are in APA-style. Please follow that style in your essays.)

For guidance on how to write an essay, see: Guide to Writing a Basic Essay

Required Reading

Braude, S. E. (1992). Survival or super-psi? [PDF]. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 6, 127-144.

Metzinger, T. (2008). Why are out-of-body experiences interesting for philosophers? The theoretical relevance of OBE research [PDF]. Cortex, 45(2), 256-258.

Roll, W. (2006). A discussion of the evidence that personal consciousness persists after death with special reference to poltergeist phenomena [PDF]. Australian Journal of Parapsychology, 6, 5-20.

Optional Reading

Roll, W. G. (2006). On apparitions and mediumship: An examination of the evidence that personal consciousness persists after death. In L. Storm & M. A. Thalbourne (Eds.), The survival of human consciousness: Essays on the possibility of life after death (Chapter 8). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

Thalbourne, M. A. (2006). Hallucination proneness and experiences related to survival. In L. Storm & M. A. Thalbourne (Eds.), The survival of human consciousness: Essays on the possibility of life after death (Chapter 5). Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

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