Sunday, January 08, 2006

Urban Pharmakon

How to heal the alienating effects of the modern city? According to an interview with Albert Hoffman in the New York Times, a drug that some believe is a poison could be the answer:"'It's very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature... In the big cities, there are people who have never seen living nature, all things are products of humans,' he said. 'The bigger the town, the less they see and understand nature.' And, yes, he said, LSD, which he calls his 'problem child,' could help reconnect people to the universe." To learn about Derrida's reading of Plato's concept of the pharmakon, read this.


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