Dommeyer, Frederick C(harles) (1909–1988)
Professor of philosophy and writer on parapsychology and
philosophy. Dommeyer was born January 12, 1909, in Warrington,
Florida. He studied at Union College, Schenectady,
New York (B.A., 1932), and Brown University (M.A., 1935;
Ph.D., 1937) and did postgraduate study at Oxford and Hamburg
Universities. His professional career began as an instructor
at Brown (1937–38) followed by 20 years at Syracuse University
(1938–58), during which time he served as head of the
philosophy department for 14 years (1944–58). He then moved
to San Jose State College as head of the department of philosophy.
During his career, Dommeyer wrote several books and a
number of articles for professional journals on philosophy. He
also wrote articles on parapsychology, primarily for the Journal
of the American Society for Psychical Research. He was a member
of the board of review of Psychic, and the California Parapsychology
Research Group.
Dommeyer died on July 24, 1988, in California.
Sources
Dommeyer, Frederick C. Body, Mind and Death. N.p., 1965.
Dommeyer, Frederick C., ed. Current Philosophical Issues Essays
in Honor of Curt John Ducasse. N.p., 1966.
———. ‘‘Some Ostensibly Precognitive Dreams.’’ Journal of
the Society for Psychical Research (July 1955).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.