Mundle, Clement Williams Kennedy
(1916–1989)
Professor of philosophy who was actively involved in the
study of parapsychology. He was born on August 10, 1916, in
Fife, Scotland, and studied at the University of St. Andrews.
After time out to serve in the Royal Air Force, Technical Branch
(1940–45), Mundle attended Oxford University.
He became head of the Philosophy Department, University
College of St. Andrews, Dundee, Scotland (1947–55), during
which time he was a holder of a Shaw Philosophical fellowship
at Edinburgh University (1948–50). In 1955 he began his long
tenure as head of the Philosophy Department at the University
College of North Wales, Bangor.
Mundle attended the International Conference of Parapsychological
Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands (1953) and the International
Conference on Philosophy and Parapsychology, St.
Paul de Vence, France (1954). He was a charter member of the
Parapsychological Association and was president of the Society
for Psychical Research, London (1971–74). He assisted in
the ESP investigations reported by S. G. Soal and H. T. Bowden
in their book The Mind Readers (1959). Mundle died July
27, 1989.
Sources
Berger, Arthur S., and Joyce Berger. The Encyclopedia of
Parapsychology and Psychical Research. New York Paragon
House, 1991.
Mundle, C. W. K. ‘‘The Experimental Evidence for Precognition
and Psychokinesis.’’ Proceedings of the Society for Psychical
Research 49 (July 1950).
———. ‘‘Is Psychical Research Relevant to Philosophy’’
Proceedings, Aristotelian Society Supplemental Vol. 24 (1950).
———. ‘‘Philosophical Implications of ESP Phenomena.’’ In
Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by P. Edwards. N.p. 1967.
———. ‘‘Professor Rhine’s Views on Psychokinesis.’’ Mind
(July 1950).
———. ‘‘Selectivity in Extrasensory Perception.’’ Journal of
the Society for Psychical Research (March 1951).
———. ‘‘Some Philosophical Perspectives for Parapsychology.’’
Journal of Parapsychology (December 1952).
Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology.
New York Helix Press, 1964.