By Dale Jacquette (ed.)
The controversy at the prestige and legality of hashish maintains to achieve momentum. the following, own anecdotes mixed with educational and clinical stories mix to sharpen many of the attention-grabbing philosophical concerns linked to hashish use.
- A frank, professionally trained and playful dialogue of hashish utilization when it comes to philosophical inquiry
- Considers the which means of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for excitement, the slippery slope to extra harmful medicinal drugs, and the human force to change our recognition
- Not purely contains 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 staff 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 nice get away (pages 77–89): Charles Taliaferro and Michel Le Gall
Chapter 6 hashish and the Human situation (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. challenging (pages 162–172): Brian Penrose
Chapter thirteen “Smoking Pot does not damage 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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To flourish, in simplest terms, is to be all that one can potentially be, to develop one’s talents and capacities to the fullest extent possible. Adapting moral considerations about the basic human right to flourish from recent philosophical proposals by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, Schick applies the concept to the two principal questions of cannabis ethics, the morality of using and the morality of prohibition. He concludes that it is unjust to prohibit responsible adults from experiencing the sort of human flourishing that can come about in several ways as a result of indulging in cannabis-induced highs.
Schick argues persuasively that cannabis use and its toleration under the law can be morally justified as contributing to the happiness resulting from gratifying the natural desire to flourish of curious dynamic human agents. To flourish, in simplest terms, is to be all that one can potentially be, to develop one’s talents and capacities to the fullest extent possible. Adapting moral considerations about the basic human right to flourish from recent philosophical proposals by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, Schick applies the concept to the two principal questions of cannabis ethics, the morality of using and the morality of prohibition.
It is also possible that a handful of philosophers have been imaginatively inspired by Cannabis Philosophy for Everyone, W hat W ere W e Just Talking About? © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. indd 35 Edited by Dale Jacquette 5/7/2010 11:47:42 AM their drug experiences. Yet many philosophers would find the claim of knowledge acquired through a drug experience deeply implausible, for two reasons. ”3 Further, if any intoxicating substances induce experiences that are similar to religious ecstasies, suggests Bertrand Russell, so much for religious ecstasies: we “can make no distinction between the man who eats little and sees heaven and the man who drinks much and sees snakes.