Scientific Advisory Board: Chris Letheby

Dr. Chris Letheby

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Biography

Dr. Chris Letheby is a philosopher working on issues related to the therapeutic and transformative potential of classic psychedelic drugs. His doctoral research, conducted at the University of Adelaide, presented the first systematic analysis of psychedelic experience within the framework of 21st century philosophy of cognitive science.  In his thesis Letheby argues that an ‘entheogenic conception’ of psychedelics as agents of epistemic and spiritual benefit is both consistent with philosophical naturalism and plausible in light of current scientific knowledge.  Having been awarded his PhD in early 2017, he is currently teaching philosophy at the University of Adelaide and logic at Eynesbury College, while continuing to conduct research on philosophical issues relating to psychedelics.

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Böllinger

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Biography

  • Studies of Laws and psychology at the University of Frankfurt am Main
  • Lawyer and Psychotherapist
  • PhD ‘s at the Universities of Applied Sciences Dortmund and Frankfurt am Main
  • Since 1982 Professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University Bremen (retirement since 2009)
  • Psychotherapist office and complying research as side job (temporarily with a focus on treatment of sexual criminals and drug criminals)
  • Longtime research focus: Drug criminalization; sexual-criminology; violent crimes and terrorism. Psychology of the punishing society.

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