High culture: drugs, mysticism, and the pursuit of transcendence in the modern world

Humans have always been fascinated by drugs and altered states. Despite the risk of addiction, many have used drugs as technologies to induce moments of meaning-making transcendence. Beginning at the close of the eighteenth century, this work traces the quest for transcendence and meaning through dr...

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Main Author: Partridge, Christopher 1961-
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2018
Further subjects:B Hallucinogenic drugs ; Therapeutic use
B Hallucinogenic drugs Therapeutic use
B Transcendence (Philosophy)
B Hallucinogenic drugs
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System; OUP)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
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Summary:Humans have always been fascinated by drugs and altered states. Despite the risk of addiction, many have used drugs as technologies to induce moments of meaning-making transcendence. Beginning at the close of the eighteenth century, this work traces the quest for transcendence and meaning through drugs in the West through the modern period
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and indexPreviously issued in print: 2018Zielgruppe - Audience: Specialized
ISBN:019045914X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190459116.001.0001