Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone by Dale Jacquette (ed.)

By Dale Jacquette (ed.)

The controversy at the prestige and legality of hashish maintains to realize momentum. right here, own anecdotes mixed with educational and clinical studies mix to sharpen a number of the attention-grabbing philosophical matters linked to hashish use. 

  • A frank, professionally knowledgeable and playful dialogue of hashish utilization relating to philosophical inquiry
  • Considers the which means of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for excitement, the slippery slope to extra risky medicines, and the human force to change our attention
  • Not purely comprises contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or felony, pharmacological, and medical examiners, but additionally non-academics linked to the cultivation, distribution, and sale of hashish
  • Brings jointly a global workforce of writers from the us, Canada, united kingdom, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand

Chapter 1 A hashish Odyssey (pages 21–34): Lester Grinspoon
Chapter 2 Seeing Snakes (pages 35–49): G. T. Roche
Chapter three The hashish event (pages 50–61): Andrew D. Hathaway and Justin Sharpley
Chapter four Buzz, excessive, and Stoned (pages 65–76): Michael Montagne
Chapter five the nice break out (pages 77–89): Charles Taliaferro and Michel Le Gall
Chapter 6 hashish and the Human (pages 90–99): Brian R. Clack
Chapter 7 Hallucinatory Terror (pages 103–113): Tommi Kakko
Chapter eight Marijuana and Creativity (pages 114–120): Ryan E. Holt and James C. Kaufman
Chapter nine Navigating artistic internal house at the blameless Pleasures of cannabis (pages 121–136): Dale Jacquette
Chapter 10 hashish and the tradition of Alienation (pages 139–148): Mark Thorsby
Chapter eleven Reefer insanity (pages 149–161): Tuomas E. Tahko
Chapter 12 delicate vs. demanding (pages 162–172): Brian Penrose
Chapter thirteen “Smoking Pot does not harm an individual yet Me!” (pages 175–191): Jack eco-friendly Musselman, Russ Frohardt and D. G. Lynch
Chapter 14 Pot Politics (pages 192–213): Mitch Earleywine
Chapter 15 hashish and the great existence (pages 214–225): Theodore Schick
Chapter sixteen weak spot of Will (pages 226–235): Michael Funke

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16 Fourthly, psychedelicists and their precursors note the long history of psychoactive substances used in mystery cults or religious practices; rites allegedly perfected and practiced over centuries to pierce through the illusory barrier of ordinary consciousness (the veil of Maya, as it is termed in Hindu philosophy), and to bring about union with absolute reality. 17 Carl A. P. Ruck (b. 1935), Albert Hofmann (1906–2008), and R. Gordon Wasson (1898–1986) have further explored the relationship between ancient Greek religion and philosophy and the use of psychoactive drugs.

A year later, I related this story to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with whom I was having dinner. indd 27 27 5/20/2010 2:10:55 AM “seen” Cézanne for the first time when he purposely smoked cannabis before setting out for the Museum of Modern Art. John was quick to reply that I had experienced only one facet of what marijuana could do for music, that he thought it could be very helpful for composing and making music as well as listening to it. In my next recollection of that evening, Betsy and I and another couple were standing in the kitchen in a tight circle, each of us in turn taking bites out of a Napoleon.

Within a week of the appearance of the article, I received a visit from the associate director of the Harvard University Press, who suggested that I consider writing a book on marijuana. I found the idea both attractive and daunting. The subject was worthy of a book-length exposition, and I would have a reason to deepen my exploration of this fascinating and harmful misunderstanding. And there was another reason, perhaps the most compelling of all. The one aspect of my work that interested my 12-year-old son Danny was my study of marijuana.

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