Krohn, Sven I(lmari) (1903-)

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Krohn, Sven I(lmari) (1903-)

Professor of philosophy and writer on parapsychology. Krohn was born on May 9, 1903, at Helsinki, Finland, and later studied at the University of Helsinki (M.A., 1929) and the University of Turku, Finland (Ph.D., 1949). He became successively a schoolteacher, a lecturer in theoretical philosophy, and professor of philosophy and in 1960 was appointed head of the Philosophical Institution at the University of Turku.

Krohn had a lifelong interest in parapsychology. He served as president of the Society for Psychical Research, Finland (1934-40); as the Finnish representative to the International Congress for Psychical Research, Oslo (1935); and as founder and president of the Society for Parapsychological Studies in Finland.


Krohn, Sven I., and Ake Tollet. Jälleenlöydetty sielu: Kekusteluja parapsykologiasta (Soul Rediscovered: Dialogues Concerning Parapsychology). N.p., 1936.

Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.