is an anthropologist and historian of science studying epistemic cultures of mind and life sciences. He is the author of Neuropsychedelia: The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain (2012) and Die Zeit der Psychoanalyse: Lacan und das Problem der Sitzungsdauer (2005). He studied the interdisciplinary exchange between brain researchers and philosophers of mind, especially in the context of neuroscientific dream research. A project on how culture became an object of scientific research in Euro-American and Japanese primatology is nearing completion and new research on how behavioral scientists study morality is under way. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the New School for Social Research in New York.

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Here are some texts I have recently published:

  1. “Psychedelic science as cosmic play, psychedelic humanities as perennial polemics? Or why we are still fighting over Max Weber’s Science as a Vocation.” Journal of Classical Sociology (2019; online first), 1-15. [Full text]

  2. “Organized Polemics” (a conversation with Des Fitzgerald). BioSocieties, online first, 15 March 2019. [Full text]

  3. “Salvage and Self-loathing: Cultural Primatology and the Spiritual Malaise of the Anthropocene.” Anthropology Today 34:6 (2018), 16-20. [Full text]

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Nicolas Langlitz