Category Archives: Philosophy

The Doors of Perception

The publication of The Doors of Perception[1] by Aldous Huxley in 1954 marks a useful dividing line in Western thought on entheogens. Before its publication most scientists thought psychedelic drugs as scientific curiosities. Their ability to alter the mind in … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Metaphysics

I am against the notion that it is possible to know anything about ultimate reality. I might even go further and say the concept of “ultimate reality” is incoherent. The same can be said for the concepts of “matter” and … Continue reading

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Does Science Need Metaphysics?

I’m going to say no, but let me explain before any philosophers (armchair or otherwise) jump on my answer. Metaphysics is philosophy.  Science is, well, science. At one time, these two fields were not far apart. It could be argued … Continue reading

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