Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone by Dale Jacquette (ed.)

By Dale Jacquette (ed.)

The talk at the prestige and legality of hashish keeps to realize momentum. the following, own anecdotes mixed with educational and clinical experiences mix to sharpen many of the interesting philosophical concerns linked to hashish use. 

  • A frank, professionally expert and playful dialogue of hashish utilization relating to philosophical inquiry
  • Considers the which means of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for excitement, the slippery slope to extra risky medicines, and the human force to change our attention
  • Not in basic terms comprises contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or felony, pharmacological, and health workers, but in addition non-academics linked to the cultivation, distribution, and sale of hashish
  • Brings jointly a world crew of writers from the us, Canada, united kingdom, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand

Chapter 1 A hashish Odyssey (pages 21–34): Lester Grinspoon
Chapter 2 Seeing Snakes (pages 35–49): G. T. Roche
Chapter three The hashish event (pages 50–61): Andrew D. Hathaway and Justin Sharpley
Chapter four Buzz, excessive, and Stoned (pages 65–76): Michael Montagne
Chapter five the good get away (pages 77–89): Charles Taliaferro and Michel Le Gall
Chapter 6 hashish and the Human (pages 90–99): Brian R. Clack
Chapter 7 Hallucinatory Terror (pages 103–113): Tommi Kakko
Chapter eight Marijuana and Creativity (pages 114–120): Ryan E. Holt and James C. Kaufman
Chapter nine Navigating artistic internal area at the blameless Pleasures of cannabis (pages 121–136): Dale Jacquette
Chapter 10 hashish and the tradition of Alienation (pages 139–148): Mark Thorsby
Chapter eleven Reefer insanity (pages 149–161): Tuomas E. Tahko
Chapter 12 gentle vs. difficult (pages 162–172): Brian Penrose
Chapter thirteen “Smoking Pot does not harm a person yet Me!” (pages 175–191): Jack eco-friendly Musselman, Russ Frohardt and D. G. Lynch
Chapter 14 Pot Politics (pages 192–213): Mitch Earleywine
Chapter 15 hashish and the great existence (pages 214–225): Theodore Schick
Chapter sixteen weak spot of Will (pages 226–235): Michael Funke

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On those evenings when I smoke marijuana, it provides, among other things, an invitation to review significant ideas, events, and interactions of the day; my work with patients is invariably on that agenda. This cannabis review-of-the-day is almost always self-critical, often harshly so, and the parameters within which the critique occurs are inexplicably enlarged. My psychotherapy patients, patients who sat opposite me and who could share eye contact and free verbal exchange, always appeared to be making better progress than my psychoanalytic patients.

Three decades ago it was an open, vocal, active, and articulate culture on and off campus. Today, it is silent and largely hidden because most users, understandably, do not want to stand up and be counted. They have more than the law to fear. Urine testing is now a fact of life in corporate America; a positive test result can lead, at the very least, to a stint in a “drug treatment” program, and at most, to the loss of a job, career destruction, even imprisonment. Users are very mindful of this minefield, and most find ways around it.

Penrose’s essay serves as a pointed philosophical reminder that we should not take the conceptual schemes entrenched in ordinary discourse for granted. The title says it all, but Jack Green Musselman, Russ Frohardt, and D. G. ’ Why Adults Should be Allowed to Consume Cannabis,” does considerably more than rehearse the standard libertarian moral-philosophical argument for the moral permissibility of smoking pot, provided that no one else suffers wrong in the process. Developing a variation of John Stuart Mill’s classic utilitarian position, the authors present an imaginative but believable fictional scenario of a morally responsible occasional recreational pot smoker.

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