Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone: What Were We Just Talking About

Overview

The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use.
  • A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry
  • Considers the meaning of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking...
See more details below
Paperback
$14.23
BN.com price
(Save 32%)$20.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $1.99   
  • New (7) from $11.62   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   

Overview

The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use.
  • A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry
  • Considers the meaning of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for pleasure, the slippery slope to more dangerous drugs, and the human drive to alter our consciousness
  • Not only incorporates contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or legal, pharmacological, and medical experts, but also non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis
  • Brings together an international team of writers from the United States, Canada, UK, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Many interesting dimensions of cannabis research are reflected in this book, which is written in an intelligent and entertaining style." (About.com, 11 September 2011)

"Cannabis: Philosophy for Everyone- What Were We Just Talking About? Provides a refreshing collection of essays- from both sides of the fence- on the many philosophical facets of pot ingestion...HIGH TIMES associate publisher Rick Cusick writes in the foreword: "While I personally believe that legalizing cannabis would encourage a more civilized society, I also recognize that reasonable people can disagree. That is why this book is so timely and important. There are overblown claims on both sides of the equation and we need to have the more disciplined discourse that philosophy provides." (HIGH TIMES, February 2011)"Their newest release Cannabis-Philosophy for Everyone aims to bridge the world of academia, as it relates to cannabis, with the interests and concerns of those on the outside. Contributors include international scholars in the fields of philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, pharmacology, psychotherapy, and medicine as well as non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis. For those looking for a thought-provoking, heady read, find out more about this book at www.wiley.com." (Nug Magazine, November 2010)"The book is both high- and low-brow and is sure to please undergrads searching for epiphanies while hanging out in hazy basements." (The Washington Post, November 2010)

"It's a serious read that should be on your bookshelf. We are going to say, especially if you are a cannabis industry / business owner; this book will help you to understand your product and the people that love it so that you can apply what you've learned in "philosophy class" to the real world in a way that will boost your brand.." (Hempista, 24 October 2010)

From the Publisher
"Many interesting dimensions of cannabis research are reflected in this book, which is written in an intelligent and entertaining style." (About.com, 11 September 2011)

"Cannabis: Philosophy for Everyone- What Were We Just Talking About? Provides a refreshing collection of essays- from both sides of the fence- on the many philosophical facets of pot ingestion...HIGH TIMES associate publisher Rick Cusick writes in the foreword: "While I personally believe that legalizing cannabis would encourage a more civilized society, I also recognize that reasonable people can disagree. That is why this book is so timely and important. There are overblown claims on both sides of the equation and we need to have the more disciplined discourse that philosophy provides." (HIGH TIMES, February 2011)"Their newest release Cannabis-Philosophy for Everyone aims to bridge the world of academia, as it relates to cannabis, with the interests and concerns of those on the outside. Contributors include international scholars in the fields of philosophy, psychology, sociology, law, pharmacology, psychotherapy, and medicine as well as non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis. For those looking for a thought-provoking, heady read, find out more about this book at www.wiley.com." (Nug Magazine, November 2010)"The book is both high- and low-brow and is sure to please undergrads searching for epiphanies while hanging out in hazy basements." (The Washington Post, November 2010)

"It's a serious read that should be on your bookshelf. We are going to say, especially if you are a cannabis industry / business owner; this book will help you to understand your product and the people that love it so that you can apply what you've learned in "philosophy class" to the real world in a way that will boost your brand.." (Hempista, 24 October 2010)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405199674
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Series: Philosophy for Everyone Series , #22
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 954,919
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dale Jacquette is Senior Professorial Chair in Theoretical Philosophy, at the University of Bern, Switzerland.  His many previous works include Wittgenstein’s Thought in Transition (1998), Ontology (2002), David Hume’s Critique of Infinity (2001), and The Philosophy of Schopenhauer (2005). He has edited the Blackwell Companion to Philosophical Logic (2002), The Cambridge Companion to Brentano (2004), and the Elsevier volume on Philosophy of Logic (2006) in the Handbook of the Philosophy of Science series.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Cusick xii

Preface Dale Jacquette xv

Introduction: What is Cannabis and How Can We Get Some? Dale Jacquette 1

Part I Cannabis Phenomenology 19

1 A Cannabis Odyssey Lester Grinspoon 21

2 Seeing Snakes: On Delusion, Knowledge, and the Drug Experience G.T. Roche 35

3 The Cannabis Experience: An Analysis of "Flow" Andrew D. Hathaway Justin Sharpley 50

Part II Marijuana and Spiritual Enlightenment 63

4 Buzz, High, and Stoned: Metaphor, Meaning, and the Cannabis Experience Michael Montagne 65

5 The Great Escape Charles Taliaferro Michel Le Gall 77

6 Cannabis and the Human Condition: "Something of the Kind is Indispensable" Brian R. Clack 90

Part III Creatively High 101

7 Hallucinatory Terror: The World of the Hashish Eater Tommi Kakko 103

8 Marijuana and Creativity Ryan E. Holt James C. Kaufman 114

9 Navigating Creative Inner Space on the Innocent Pleasures of Hashish Dale Jacquette 121

Part IV Psycho-Sociological Dimensions of Cannabis Culture 137

10 Cannabis and the Culture of Alienation Mark Thorsby 139

11 Reefer Madness: Cannabis, the Individual, and Public Policy Tuomas E. Tahko 149

12 Soft vs. Hard: Why Drugs are Not Like Eggs Brian Penrose 162

Part V Cannabis Ethics and Politics 173

13 "Smoking Pot Doesn't Hurt Anyone But Me!" Why Adults Should be Allowed to Consume Cannabis Jack Green Musselman Russ Frohardt D. G. Lynch 175

14 Pot Politics: Prohibition and Morality Mitch Earleywine 192

15 Cannabis and the Good Life: Needs, Capabilities, and Human Flourishing Theodore Schick, Jr. 214

16 Weakness of Will: The Cannabis Connection Michael Funke 226

Notes on Contributors 236

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)