Mundle, Clement Williams Kennedy(1916-1989)

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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.


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.