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Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes

Research Fellow in the project 'Philosophy and Psychedelics'

Dr Peter Sjöstedt-Hughes is an Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher of mind who specializes in the thought of Whitehead, Nietzsche, and Spinoza, and in fields pertaining to panpsychism and altered states of mind. Following his degree in Continental Philosophy at the University of Warwick, he became a Philosophy lecturer in London for six years after which he pursued his PhD at The University of Exeter – where he is now a research fellow and associate lecturer.

 

Peter is the author of Noumenautics, the TEDx Talker on ‘psychedelics and consciousness‘, and he is  inspiration to the inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak. He is creator, with Prof. Christine Hauskeller, of the Philosophy of Psychedelics Exeter Research Group: 

http://sites.exeter.ac.uk/philosophyandpsychedelics/

 

https://twitter.com/PeterSjostedtH

www.philosopher.eu

Research interests

Philosophy of Mind – Metaphysics – Meta-ethics

monism, alterered states of consciousness, process philosophy, mental causation, panpsychism, deep ecology.

A. N. Whitehead, Spinoza, Nietzsche, Bergson, Leibniz, William James, Jaegwon Kim, Bertrand Russell, Galen Strawson, Feigl, et al.

External impact and engagement

Interview with Prof. David Nutt: https://youtu.be/MdxlUFt-E-8

Spinozism: A Synopsis: https://youtu.be/uBsTxJBzczg

TEDx Talk on Consciousness and Psychedelics: https://youtu.be/tV8PSevhd_M 

University of Delhi talk on Spinozism and the Problems of Mind: https://youtu.be/VHzWx2C1XSs

Modules taught

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