THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF PARAPSYCHOLOGY
MICHAEL JOHN SCRIVEN
Professor of the logic of science. B. March 28, 1928, Beaulieu, Hampshire, England. B.A. 1948 (math. hons.), M.A. (math. and phil. hons.), 1950, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; Ph.D., 1956, Oxford. Tutor, mathematics department, University of Melbourne, 1949-50; philosophy instructor, University of Minnesota, 1952-56l assistant professor of philosophy, Swathmore College, 1956-60; professor of the logic of science, Indiana University, 1960 to present. Founder, former secretary, Melbourne University Society for Psychical Research; former president, Oxford University Society for Psychical Research.
Member: Mind Assn., Symbolic Logic Assn., Parapsychological Assn., American Assn. of University Professors (chapter secretary, 1958-60); consultant: Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases, Contemporary Psychology, Philosophy of Science' winner of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science essay prize for "The Orgin of the Universe"; co-editor, Minnesota Studies on the Philosophy of Science, Vols. 1 and 2; co-author, Psychology (1960).
Professor Scriven is particularly interested in the theoretical and philosophical implications of parapsychology, and in research in psychokinesis and various spontaneous phenomena. His articles on parapsychological subjects include "Modern Experiments in Telepathy" (Philosophical Review, Apr., 1956); "New Experimental Designs for Psi Research" (Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, June, 1956); "Some Theoretical Possibilities in Psi Research" (Journal of the SPR, June, 1957); "Randomness and the Casual Order" (Analysis, October, 1956); "Extrasensory Perception" (American Peoples Encyclopedia, 1956); and reviews of books on parapsychology in Contemporary Psychology. Residence and business address: Dept. of History and Logic of Science, 108 Social Sciences Building, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Taken from Helene Pleasants (1964) Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology with Directory and Glossary 1946-1996 NY: Garrett Publications