chapter  9
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Explanations of the Supernatural

It is now twenty-five years since I chose the above title for my doctoral dissertation at Oxford, which provides a conventional excuse for reconsidering the issue; but there are in fact some more serious reasons for looking at it. In particular, a good deal of further thought has gone into the theory of explanation since that time, considering only the philosophical perspective; a good deal has happened in parapsychology since that time, to mention the scientific perspective; and some very odd things have been happening in the physical sciences, which I believe establishes a quite useful comparative perspective.