Philosophy and Psychedelics Exeter Research Group
  • Philosophy and Psychedelics Exeter Research Group

    Modules Taught

    Postgraduate Philosophy of Psychedelics PHLM013/M014 module:

    Convenors: Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes and Prof. Christine Hauskeller (with guest lecturers)
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    Place: Byrne House Seminar Room, Ground Floor
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    WEEK 1: Introduction to Philosophy and Psychedelics
    WEEK 2: Philosophy of Psychedelics and Mysticism
    WEEK 3: Ethics of the Medicalization of Psychedelics
    WEEK 4: The Self and Psychedelics
    WEEK 5: Biopiracy and Epistemicide vis-à-vis Psychedelics
    WEEK 7: Indigenous Cosmologies
    WEEK 8: Gender and Psychedelics
    WEEK 9: Cognitive Liberty and the Law vis-à-vis Psychedelics
    WEEK 10: Nature Connectedness, Ecology, and Psychedelics
    WEEK 11: Aesthetics and Psychedelics
    WEEK 12: Open Doors

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    Undergraduate Philosophy of Psychedelics PHL2117/3117 module:

    Convenors: Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes (and Prof. Christine Hauskeller)
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    Week 1: Introduction

    Week 2: History of Psychedelic Use: Amerindian

    Week 3: History of Psychedelic use: Western

    Week 4: Metaphysics and Psychedelics: Spinoza, James, Whitehead

    Week 5: Psychedelic Aesthetics

    Week 6: Medicalization of Psychedelics

    Week 7: Environmentalism and Psychedelics

    Week 8: Gender and Psychedelics

    Week 9: The Phenomenology of Psychedelics

    Week 10: Philosophy of Mind and Neuroscience of Psychedelics

    Week 11: Summary Session

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