Penelhum (1970) Survival and Disembodied Existence – 1st Afterlife Immortality Parapsychology


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Penelhum, Terence.  Survival and Disembodied Existence. (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970)  First edition. Studies in Philosophical Psychology.

Sextodecimo (16mo). ix, 114 pages..Hardcover. Bound in red cloth-covered board with black printing on spine. DJ in mint green printed in white and red.

Condition: Previous owner’s stamp on first free endpaper (inversely stamped John P. Irwin). DJ shows light wear and soiling, corner clipped at bottom of front flap leaving price of £1.25

PENELHUM, Terence Michael April 26, 1929 – February 27, 2020 – Calgary Herald

Associate professor of philosophy who also studied in the field of parapsychology. He was born on April 26, 1929, at Bradford-on-Avon, England. He attended the University of Edinburgh (M.A., 1950) and Oxford University (B.Phil., 1952), England. Following graduation he joined the faculty of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

In the field of parapsychology, he studied the question of personal identity with reference to the possibility of a purely psychical entity. He was also interested in theories of survival and discussed questions of identity and survival in his book Survival and Disembodied Existence (1970). –