Modes of Sentience by Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes
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Modes of Sentience by Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

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Modes of Sentience: Psychedelics, Metaphysics, Panpsychism (2021) is an essay collection by philosopher of mind Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes.

It explores the extraordinary intersection of psychedelic experience with philosophy, the analysis of mind in relation to panpsychism, multiple dimensions of space, time, and other metaphysical matters. Keeping apace with the psychedelic renaissance in science and medicine, this collection proposes new philosophical models for discerning altered and alternate modes of sentience.

Paperback: ISBN: 9781916266735 PAGES: 222 



I. Panpsychism: Ubiquitous Sentience

II. Conspectus of A. N. Whitehead’s Metaphysics

III. The Concrescence of Dissent:
Whitehead as Religious, Scientific, Philosophic    

IV. Psychedelic Experience: Revelation, Hallucination, or Otherwise?

V. The Psychedelic Influence on Philosophy

VI. Substance and Process: An Outline

VII. The Great God Pan is Not Dead: Alfred North Whitehead and the Psychedelic Mode of Perception

VIII. The Pentalogy of Perception

IX. The First Scientific Psychonaut: Sir Humphry Davy

X. Deeper than Depth: N-Dimensional Space and Sentience


Philosopher of mind Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is a research fellow and associate lecturer at the University of Exeter. Peter is the author of Noumenautics, the TEDx Talker on ‘Psychedelics and Consciousness‘, and he is inspiration to the inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak.
The Moth mezzotint is by Sarah Gillespie

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