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Discussing Drug Policy - An evening with Dr. João Goulão

Hosted by a member of the Duesseldorf Philo Café Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Tue 19 Feb 19:30 - 22:00

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"Hedonism, Hypocrisy and Heightened Consciousness - An alternative perspective on the drug policy debate"

We have the privilege to spend an evening with Dr. João Goulão, one of the principal architects of Portugal's progressive and humane drug policy.

In the spirit of open debate and constructive criticism , we will explore the benefits , the limitations and the politicial and philosophical problems that come with the therapeutical paradigm employed by Portugal's reforms.

We will discuss if the use of mind-altering substances is accurately classified as a medical problem , what the role of the state is in regulating what people are allowed to ingest and how free the citizens of free Western societies are in the context of the therapeutical paradigm.

Before we go into these topics, we will enjoy a three course Portuguese meal prepared by host Carlos Quintas accompanied by a special selection of 3 liter bottles of Monte da Ravasqueira Reserva and Sidónio de Sousa wines.

The price for the evening is 50,00. Registration is only valid after prepayment. Please transfer the amount to this account:
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