Cannabis - Philosophy for Everyone by Dale Jacquette
What Were We Just Talking About

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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
 

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EditorDale 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.Series EditorFritz Allhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is the volume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine & Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey & Philosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).
 
Published August 24, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 266 pages
Genres: Self Help, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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