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Jules Evans
Policy Director, Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary

Jules Evans is policy director at the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations (2013) and The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher’s Search for Ecstatic Experience (2017).

Written by Jules Evans

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Consciousness and altered states
Caves all the way down

Do psychedelics give access to a universal, mystical experience of reality, or is that just a culture-bound illusion?

Jules Evans

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Values and beliefs
Dissolving the ego

You don’t need drugs or a church for an ecstatic experience that helps transcend the self and connect to something bigger

Jules Evans

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Mental health
Their good life

Governments are now providing free psychotherapy to their citizens. Is there a limit to state-sponsored happiness?

Jules Evans

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