Peter King asks whether parapsychologists take too much for granted when they talk of ‘pre-cognition’ and indeed ‘para-psychology’. Even if there are measurable paranormal phenomena to be explained, it is unclear whether they have much to do with either cognition or psychology. Isn't it also about time, asks King, that investigators of the paranormal started coming up with theories to explain what they observe?
Peter J. King is visiting lecture in philosophy at the University of Reading and London Metropolitan University, and teaches philosophy for a number of Oxford Colleges