This is a paper that is focusing on the student to discuss Terence McKenna’s ideas of culture as repressive of humanity. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing of the assignment paper. Below is the assessment description to follow:
Task: write a thesis discussing Terence McKenna’s ideas of culture as repressive of humanity (found in many of his lectures) and where they land on the landscape of the most prominent scholarly/philosophical frameworks for defining and thinking about culture. STRUCTURE: (2 parts, must be roughly equal in length!) – theoretical part: 1. Go over the most prominent definitions/frameworks of culture 2. Describe Terence McKenna’s ideas – practical part consider how Terence McKenna’s logic could be applied to the definitions of culture described earlier; you may take liberties in how you philosophize REQUIREMENTS: – min. 75000 characters (incl. whitespace) – excluding the sources (!!!) – min. 40 sources, of which min. 10 (!!!) are from the past decade
Terence McKenna’s ideas: He believed that psilocybin mushrooms were the “evolutionary catalyst” from which language, projective imagination, the arts, religion, philosophy, science, and all of human culture sprang. McKenna’s hypothesis concerning the influence of psilocybin mushrooms on human evolution is known as “the ‘stoned ape’ theory.”
Remember, ensure that the pages are exclusive of the cover and the reference pages. Also, ensure that you include all the references you use in finding research for this assignment paper. References should be at least three for the paper. All references, citation, and writing should follow the APA formatting and styling guidelines. Finally, ensure you focus on the assignment topic in detail.
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