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Published: 25 October 2021

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198843122

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Philosophy of Psychedelics

Chris Letheby

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • The first English-language scholarly monograph devoted to philosophy and psychedelics, providing the a clear, detailed, and explicit statement of key philosophical issues and arguments pertaining to psychedelic therapy
  • The most comprehensive and up-to-date review of scientific evidence concerning efficacy, phenomenology, psychological mechanisms, and neural correlates of psychedelic therapy
  • Integrates both empirical evidence and philosophical considerations in explicit and detailed arguments for the claims that psychedelic states have epistemic benefits and that changes to the sense of self are the central mechanism of psychedelic therapy
  • An indispensable guide to the literature for researchers already engaged in the field of psychedelic psychiatry, and for researchers-especially philosophers-who want to become acquainted with this increasingly topical field
  • Shows how the conceptual tools of philosophy and empirical findings of the neurosciences can be combined into a fruitful account that has the potential to stimulate new research and discoveries in both fields-an example of genuine interdisciplinarity which illustrates how philosophy and the mind/brain sciences can interact to mutual advantage

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