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.
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