Philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes discusses the hidden impact psychedelics have had on philosophy and asks if such extreme, altered modes of mind could help give us answers to ‘the hard problem of consiousness’. With the help of philosophers such as Spinoza and Nietzche he searches for answers.
Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is Philosopher of Mind and Metaphysics at the Universty of Exeter. He is specialised in the thought of Whitehead, Nietzsche en Spinoza. He wrote Noumenautics (2015), Modes of Sentience (2021) and Philosophy and Psychedelics (2022).