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

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Dr Chris Letheby is a philosopher of mind and cognitive science who works 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 Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Western Australia and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Adelaide on the ARC-funded project 'Philosophical Perspectives on Psychedelic Psychiatry'. His monograph Philosophy of Psychedelics was published in 2021 by Oxford University Press.

Teaching overview

2022:
PHIL1003 God, Mind, and Knowledge
PHIL2002 Logic: How to Defeat Your Foes with Reasoning
PHIL2006 Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry
PHIL4106 Analytic Philosophy

2021:
PHIL2002 Logic: How to Defeat Your Foes with Reasoning
PHIL2005 Exploring the Nature of Science

2020:
PHIL2006 Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry
PHIL2007 Knowledge and the Justification of Belief

2019:
PHIL2005 Exploring the Nature of Science
PHIL2006 Philosophy of Psychology and Psychiatry

2018:
PHIL2005 Exploring the Nature of Science
PHIL1003 God, Mind and Knowledge (lectures only)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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
  • Psychedelic therapy
  • Ayahuasca
  • DMT
  • Mescaline

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