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  • Paperback: 727 pages
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books (September 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879753005
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879753009
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,162,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Paul Kurtz (1925-2012), professor emeritus of philosophy at the State University of New York at Buffalo and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, was the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Transcendental Temptation, The Courage to Become, and Embracing the Power of Humanism, plus nine hundred articles and reviews. He was the founder and chairman of Prometheus Books, the Institute for Science and Human Values, the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He appeared on many major television and radio talk shows and has lectured at universities worldwide.

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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Serious Inquirer on April 18, 2009
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Presented as a series of essays on the problems facing modern parapsychologists this book is a must have for anyone approaching parapsychology as a science.

Emphasis is placed on skepticism and the need for hard data. The scams and frauds of the past are examined and the role of sleight of hand is covered.

If you firmly believe in Psi power, ghosts, and other such phenomena then this book might leave you a bit perturbed. On the other hand if you wish to approach parapsychology as a science and can maintain a level of skepticism in your investigations then this book is of inestimable value.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James L. Park on September 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
Paul Kurtz, editor
A Skeptics Handbook of Parapsychology

(Buffalo, NY: Prometheus Books, 1985) 727 pages
(Library of Congress call number: BF1042.S55 1985)

A good historical source-book
for the investigation of paranormal happenings.
More than you probably want to know about most of the subjects covered.
But a good place to begin to do detailed research
in any of the specialized fields of parapsychology.

If you would like to discover other such skeptical books,
search the Internet for the following exact expression:
"OCCULTISM AND SCIENCE".

James Leonard Park, skeptic.
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