ISBN-10:
0295990953
ISBN-13:
9780295990958
Pub. Date:
05/13/2011
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere

Darwin's Pharmacy: Sex, Plants, and the Evolution of the Noosphere

by Richard M. Doyle
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ISBN-13: 9780295990958
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 05/13/2011
Series: In Vivo: The Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 953,908
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Richard M. Doyle is professor of English and science, technology, and society at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of On Beyond Living and Wetwares

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction | Glimpsing the Peacock Angel 1. The Flowers of Perception: Trip Reports, Stigmergy, and the Nth Person Plural 2. Rhetorical Mycelium: Psychedelics as Eloquence Adjuncts? 3. Rhetorical Adjuncts and the Evolution of Rhetoric: Darwin’s Impassioned Speech 4. LSDNA : Creative Problem Solving, Consciousness Expansion, and the Emergence of Biotechnology 5. Hyperbolic: Divining Ayahuasca6. The Transgenic Involution 7. From Zero to One: Metaprogramming Noise, with Special Reference to Plant Intelligence Epilogue: In Darwin’s Dreams Notes References Index

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"A brilliant, ambitious, original piece of pedagogy. I can't imagine anybody but Doyle who could control and mobilize in the name of a single vision the range and dizzying variety of the material on offer."—Brian Rotman, Ohio State University

"This is a book for all readers who have ever wondered whether dreams are another form of wakened consciousness. Doyle expands wonder from dreams to ecodelic states and the possibilities of communication about these states via language."—Stanley Shostak, University of Pittsburgh

Stanley Shostak

This is a book for all readers who have ever wondered whether dreams are another form of wakened consciousness. Doyle expands wonder from dreams to ecodelic states and the possibilities of communication about these states via language.

Brian Rotman

A brilliant, ambitious, original piece of pedagogy. I can't imagine anybody but Doyle who could control and mobilize in the name of a single vision the range and dizzying variety of the material on offer.

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moshido on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Immense! Introduces FPS, First Person Science, to PsYchedelic Lingo. A really amazing review of the recent Psychedelic Era since around 1943 or so. Albert Hofmann's first conscious LSD trip-notes reveal the necessity of self-use to properly assay these chemicals on human consciousness. This feature of Consciousness Research blew up on everyone with the Harvard brouhaha around 1962. Fifty years later this Tour de Force of erudition is an apology to Timothy Leary and Love Letter to Leary and Aldous Huxley, et al. How often have their books ever been reviewed if ever? This is from Doyle's rhetorical semiotic linguistic perspective... the major psychedelic pioneers are newly explained. A primary text of the most mind -blowing and mind-manifesting order. Over 10+ years in the making...don't miss it!