Could a certain cognizance of n-dimensional space enhance our understanding of consciousness, and could certain psychedelic mindscapes facilitate such enhanced cognition?

Psychedelics, Sentience, and N-Dimensional Space

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Date: 03 Jul 2019 - 7:00 to 9:00pm

Venue: Redwing Gallery

Could a certain cognizance of n-dimensional space enhance our understanding of consciousness, and could certain psychedelic mindscapes facilitate such enhanced cognition?

Our common human perception and conception of the world represents it in the three spatial dimensions of height, width, and depth – but deeper than depth is the notion of n-dimensionality: space of any number of dimensions. Such n-dimensional space is commonplace in modern mathematics and physics, yet it has been largely neglected by philosophy, to the potential detriment of our progress on the ‘hard problem of consciousness’: how mind and matter are related. Philosopher of mind Dr Peter Sjöstedt-H will address this neglect and consider not only how such n-dimensional space may be conceived, in relation to that hard problem, but also how it may be perceived via psychedelic chemicals. Book your place for a trip to hyperspace.

This talk will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a half-hour Question and Answer session.

Peter is able to sell and sign his book at the event.

Tickets are £8 (+VAT) in advance, £12 on the door.

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