Psychonauts : drugs and the making of the modern mind
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New Haven ; Yale University Press ;, [2023].
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Book
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9780300257946, 0300257945
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Published
New Haven ; Yale University Press ;, [2023].
Physical Desc
x, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780300257946, 0300257945

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-347) and index.
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"Until the twentieth century, scientists investigating the effects of drugs on the mind did so by experimenting on themselves. Vivid descriptions of drug experiences sparked insights across the mind sciences, pharmacology, medicine, and philosophy. Accounts in journals and literary fiction inspired a fascinated public to make their own experiments--in scientific demonstrations, on exotic travels, at literary salons, and in occult rituals. But after 1900 drugs were increasingly viewed as a social problem, and the long tradition of self-experimentation began to disappear. From Sigmund Freud's experiments with cocaine to William James's epiphany on nitrous oxide, Mike Jay brilliantly recovers a lost intellectual tradition of drug-taking that fed the birth of psychology, the discovery of the unconscious, and the emergence of modernism. Today, as we embrace novel cognitive enhancers and psychedelics, the experiments of the original psychonauts reveal the deep influence of mind-altering drugs on Western science, philosophy, and culture." --,From cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jay, M. (2023). Psychonauts: drugs and the making of the modern mind . Yale University Press ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jay, Mike, 1959 December 14-. 2023. Psychonauts: Drugs and the Making of the Modern Mind. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jay, Mike, 1959 December 14-. Psychonauts: Drugs and the Making of the Modern Mind Yale University Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jay, Mike. Psychonauts: Drugs and the Making of the Modern Mind Yale University Press ;, 2023.

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