Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 2 January 2011, Question 2
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 2 January 2011, I answered a question on taking drugs.
Which mind-altering or mood-altering substances are rational to take? (alcohol, caffeine, marijuana, etc.) And what principles do you apply in deciding?
My Answer, In Brief: If you are seeking pleasure in the impairment of your body and mind, then it's time to examine your life and your premises.
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