AdobeStock 47478528

The Philosophy of Psychedelics

Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

It's time to take psychedelics, and the experiences they produce, seriously. They have historical, ethical, aesthetic and metaphysical significance, and are revolutionising western culture. Join philosopher at the University of Exeter, Peter Sjöstedt-Hugh

Instructor
  • Peter Sjostedt H2
    Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

About the Course

It's time to take psychedelics, and the experiences they produce, seriously. They have historical, ethical, aesthetic and metaphysical significance, and are revolutionising western culture. Join philosopher at the University of Exeter, Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes to explore the philosophy of psychedelics.

By the end of the course, you will have learned:

  • The origins and history of psychedelics
  • What are psychedelic experiences?

  • The ethics and aesthetics of psychedelics.

  • What psychedelics reveal about consciousness and the nature of reality.

  • The future of psychedelics; how we should utilise them.

 

As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, and discussion boards to have your say.

IAI Academy courses are designed to be challenging but accessible to the interested student. No specialist knowledge is required.

What are psychedelic experiences?

The ethics and aesthetics of psychedelics.

What psychedelics reveal about consciousness and the nature of reality.

The future of psychedelics; how we should utilise them.

About the Instructor

  • Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

    Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is a leading psychedelic philosopher and philosopher of mind who specializes in the thought of Whitehead, Nietzsche, and Spinoza, and in fields pertaining to panpsychism and altered states of mind. Peter is the author of 'Noumenautics', 'Modes of Sentience' and co-editor and contributor of Bloomsbury’s Philosophy and Psychedelics (2022). Furthermore, Peter is  a TEDx Talker on ‘psychedelics and consciousness’.

    Peter is a research fellow and lecturer at The University of Exeter, where he coordinates both undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the philosophy of psychedelics.

Course Syllabus

  • Part One: The history, ethics and aesthetics of psychedelics
    In this section, leading Philosopher, Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes delves into the history, ethics and eastehtics of psychedelics. Here, he explores the way psychedelics have been utilised within western and non-western cultures.
  • Part Two: The metaphysics of pyschedelics
    In this section, Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes explores the metaphysics of psychedelics. He carefull examines the mystical, different ontologies as well as paying close attention to the ideas of Spinoza