Price, Henry Habberley (1899-1984)

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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 long tenure as Wykeham Professor of Logic, University of Oxford 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.


Price, Henry H. Belief. Gifford Lectures, 1969.

. Essays in the Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Claredon Press, 1972.

. "Haunting and the 'Psychic Ether' Hypothesis" Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research (vol. 45, 1939).

. Hume's Theory of the External World. Oxford: Clare-don Press, 1940. Reprint, Greenwood Press, 1981.

. Perception (1932; 1973).

. "Psychical Research and Human Personality." Hib-bert 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, 1953.