Insight 20223
August 31 – September 3 in Berlin
Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Chris Letheby

The University of Western Australia

Dr Chris Letheby is a Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Western Australia. His areas of specialization are philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. His research interests include the causal mechanisms and epistemic status of transformative spiritual practices, the possibility of a “naturalistic spirituality”, and the nature of the self and self-awareness. Letheby’s research to date has focused mainly on the use of classic psychedelic drugs in neuroscience and psychiatry. In several articles and a book, he has argued that a traditional conception of psychedelics as agents of insight and spirituality can be reconciled with naturalism, the philosophical position that the natural world is all there is. His monograph Philosophy of Psychedelics was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.
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