• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr Chris Letheby is a philosopher of mind and cognitive science, working on issues arising from the use of psychedelic drugs in psychiatry and neuroscience. His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Adelaide, presented the first systematic analysis of psychedelic experience within the framework of 21st century philosophy of cognitive science. He is currently (2018-2021) Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia and (2019-2022) Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide on the ARC-funded project 'Philosophical Perspectives on Psychedelic Psychiatry'. His monograph Philosophy of Psychedelics is forthcoming with Oxford University Press (2021) in the series 'International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry'.

Teaching overview

PHIL2006 Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry
PHIL2007 Knowledge and the Justification of Belief

PHIL2005 Exploring the Nature of Science
PHIL2006 Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry

PHIL2005 Exploring the Nature of Science
PHIL1003 God, Mind and Knowledge (lectures only)

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, PhD, University of Adelaide

Award Date: 9 Mar 2017

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Adelaide

15 Apr 201914 Apr 2022

Research expertise keywords

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of psychiatry
  • Psychedelics
  • Philosophy of mind
  • Psilocybin
  • LSD
  • Hallucinogens


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