Can psychedelics give us answers to today’s big questions?

With TEDxTruro 2018 just weeks away, we are getting to know more about our speakers. Philosopher of mind Peter Sjöstedt-H is the inspiration behind the inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak. At TEDxTruro he will discuss the hidden impact that psychedelics have had on philosophy.

Peter Sjöstedt-H

What is the big idea you will be sharing at TEDxTruro?

Understanding Consciousness through Psychedelics: how psychedelics can inform philosophers’ views on what the mind is – i.e. what we are – and how psychedelics may enhance what we are.

How is your idea going to change the way we look at the world?

By showing how human consciousness can be radically expanded so to better understand itself.

TEDxTruro’s theme this year is ‘Wonder’ – what inspires wonder in your life?

Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry sky above me and the consciousness within me.

What is your favourite TED or TEDx talk?

David Chalmers ‘How do you explain consciousness?’

TEDxTruro 2018 takes place on 26 October at Truro & Penwith College. Exploring the theme ‘wonder’ our speakers will cover diverse topics including cyber security, antibiotics, psychedelics and cakes. Tickets are available here and are £50 each plus an admin fee of £3.