Price, Henry Habberley (1899–1984)
Emeritus professor of logic who also became a prominent
figure in the field of parapsychology. Price was born on May 17,
1899, at Neath, South Wales, Britain. He was educated at Winchester
College and New College, Oxford (B.S., M.A.). He was
a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford (1922–24) and a fellow
of Trinity College, Oxford (1924–35) prior to beginning his
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ford and fellow of New College, Oxford (1935–59). He was
named emeritus fellow of New College at the time of his retirement.
Price was honored as the Gifford Lecturer at Aberdeen
University for the 1959–60 school year.
Price was president of the Society for Psychical Research,
London (1939–41) and subsequently a council member. He was
a charter member of the Parapsychology Association. An outstanding
philosopher, he lectured and wrote articles and books
on the philosophical problems raised by parapsychology. He
lectured on ‘‘Some Philosophical Implications of Paranormal
Cognition’’ at the International Conference on Philosophy and
Parapsychology, St. Paul de Vence, France, in 1954. He died
in Oxford, England, November 26, 1984, at the age of 85.
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———. Essays in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford Claredon
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———. ‘‘Haunting and the ‘Psychic Ether’ Hypothesis’’ Proceedings
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———. Hume’s Theory of the External World. Oxford Claredon
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———. Perception (1932; 1973).
———. ‘‘Psychical Research and Human Personality.’’ Hibbert
Journal (January 1949).
———. ‘‘Some Philosophical Questions About Telepathy
and Clairvoyance.’’ Philosophy (October 1940). Reprint in J. M.
O. Wheatley and H. L. Edge, eds. Philosophical Dimensions of
Parapsychology. Springfield, Ill. Charles C. Thomas, 1976.
———. ‘‘Survival and the Idea of Another World.’’ Proceedings
of the Society for Psychical Research 50 (January 1953).
———. Thinking and Experience. Cambridge Harvard University
Press; London; New York Hutchinsons University Library,
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