Research Fellow, University of London
Jules Evans is research fellow 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), The Art of Losing Control: A Philosopher’s Search for Ecstatic Experience (2017) and Holiday From the Self: An Accidental Ayahuasca Adventure (2019). He is co-editor of Breaking Open: Finding a Way Through Spiritual Emergency (2020).
Their good life
Governments are now providing free psychotherapy to their citizens. Is there a limit to state-sponsored happiness?
Is philosophy therapy, or is it simply a search for truth?
Nigel Warburton & Jules Evans
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
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?
Philosophy of religion
Aldous Huxley argued that all religions in the world were underpinned by universal beliefs and experiences. Was he right?