Psychedelic Entanglements: An interdisciplinary exploration of psychedelics, science & drug-use – Friday 22 June

Psychedelic Entanglements: An interdisciplinary exploration of psychedelics, science & drug-use – Friday 22 June

 

Psychedelic Entanglements: An interdisciplinary exploration of psychedelics, science & drug-use

Friday 22nd June, 2018, Monash Club (32 Exhibition Walk, Clayton Campus), 10am – 4pm

Organised by the The Neurosocieties Group at Monash

Register at: neurosocieties.eventbrite.com

 

Psychedelics – usually associated with 1960s countercultures – are making a comeback. The possibility that psychedelics may offer new, much needed treatments for mood disorders and addiction has prompted a surge in scientific research and clinical trials. This symposium explores the historical, philosophical and social dimensions of this renewed interest in psychedelic drugs. The event will explore histories of research into psychedelics, and insights into consciousness that are emerging in contemporary research. Speakers will also explore the philosophical issues raised by mystical experiences in psychedelic therapies, and the perspectives of contemporary recreational drug consumers.

 

Presentations

 

Psychedelic Birth: Bodies, Boundaries, and Consciousness in the 1970s

Professor Wendy Kline, Department of History, Purdue University

Psychedelics and the pharmacology of consciousness

Associate Professor Olivia Carter, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

Philosophy of psychedelic therapy: existential medicine or comforting delusion?

Dr Chris Letheby Philosophy, University of Adelaide

Young men encountering drug education: Towards an immanent ethics.

Dr Adrian Farrugia, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Chaired by Professor Lenore Manderson

Brown University & University of the Witwatersrand