Hoyt Edge, Ph.D. is the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Professor of Philosophy
at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is also serving as Associate Dean
of the Faculty. Dr. Edge began research in parapsychology in the early 70s,
focusing on the mind-body problem and its implications for parapsychology. One
of the few philosophers to expand to experimental research, he has published a
number of articles on PK an ESP, and he continues to be interested in the
philosophical implications of parapsychology.
Over the last dozen years, Dr. Edge has focused his research on cross-cultural
issues, particularly in the area of cross-cultural concepts of self. Working
mainly on Balinese and Australian Aboriginal cultures, he has instituted two
major projects in Bali with his colleague, Dr. Luh Ketut Suryani, one developing
a Balinese Volitional Competency Questionnaire, and the other one a DMILS study.
Dr. Edge has served as President of the Parapsychological Association in 1989.
Other Professional Memberships
Society for Psychical Research
Florida Philosophical Association
American Anthropological Association
Australian and New Zealand Studies Association of North America , President
International Australian Studies Association Board Member
Philosophical Dimensions of Parapsychology, co-edited with James M. O. Wheatley
(Springfield, Ill.: Charles Thomas, 1976).
Foundations of Parapsychology, with Robert Morris, Joseph Rush and ohn Palmer
(New York and London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986).
A Constructive Postmodern Perspective on Self and Community: From Atomism to
Holism, (Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1994).
"A Philosophical Justification for the Conformance Behavior Model" in the ournal
of the American Society for Psychical Research (Vol. 72, July 1978), 215-231.
"Some Suggestions for Methodology Derived from an Activity Metaphysics" in
Parapsychology and the Experimental Method (New York: Parapsychology Foundation,
"The Medium as Healer and Clown: An Interpretation of Mediumship in Bali," in
The Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research (Vol 87, April 1993),
"Possession in Two Balinese Trance Ceremonies," in Anthropology of Consciousness
(Vol. 7, No. 4, December 1996), 1-8. "Spirituality in the Natural and Social
Worlds" in ReVision, (Vol. 18, No. 1, Summer 1995), 44-48; reprinted in Body,
Mind and Spirit, Charles Tart, ed., (Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads), 1997,
"Individuality in a Relational Culture: A Comparative Study," in Tribal
Epistemologies, Helmut Wautisher (ed.) (London: Avebury Press), 1998, 31-39.
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