BOOKS BY ALAN HARRINGTON. The Revelations of Dr. Modesto. Life in the Crystal Palace. The Secret Swinger. The Immortalist. Psychopaths. This is a provocative but half-cocked meditation on death, by a novelist (The Ordeal of Dr. Modesto; The Secret Swinger) who dares humanity to assert its will to. The Emancipation of Man in Latin Averroism and the Negation of Immortality. Pierre Conway – – Québec, Éditions De L’Univ. Laval. Death and Immortality .

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But it’s also suspiciously hard to get a hold of When we no longer believe in God, we then turn our lovers into gods and goddesses. Guaranteed to last years apparently, so there’s still a chance I’ll be able to use it when they revive me at some point Immortalits September 1,7: Nature has a few billion year head start on us with the underlying platform there: Classics graduates won’t even have to retrain.

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And almost every text on the subject since the Eighties treats nanotechnology as a real existing science, as opposed to an object of speculation. Man is the only animal aware of his mortality —- and this awareness causes a tremendous amount of anxiety, anxiety that we have to do something about.

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Without an end to scarcity the idea would immediately run into major difficulties; so post-scarcity simply has to be posited, in what is essentially a narrative as opposed to scientific or empirical mode of knowledge.

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Historians don’t die, we just become primary sources. What Harrington uses these pages to support imomrtalist rather “far-out” philosophy, albeit very well organized and obviously more than painstakingly developed. Customers who bought this item also bought. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Idea for a movie in which aliens invade the Earth and immortalis the economy One person found this helpful. It is an Immortalist standard. Nicos April 14,9: Leaving the science fiction aside, there’s a fascinating account of the reality of the cryonics enterprise in the s in episode of This American Life”Mistakes Were Made” originally broadcast 18 April Please try again later.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I do find it interesting that these illusions of immortality have so much in common with religion ones but the connection is never acknowledged. It was a great read! But he was a bit too much ahead of the science. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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We are in a book. Michael Laney rated it it was amazing Apr 18, Sign in Create an account. The single most remarkable book in the field, Hans Moravec’s Mind Children, slips in and out of the narrative mode all the time. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Organisms die to make room to more beautiful life. But of course such fantasies are pure imagination, because we simply will not exist.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I was glad you got to the bit on overpopulation before the end, as the word ‘Malthus’ was ringing in my ears from early on.

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The ironically late Alan Harrington was certainly a very avid thinker. The sexual partner turns into a stand-in for various dream figures, phantasms in a stage-managed resurrection. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

The masochist’s coffee pot. How interesting that a religious believer like me wasn’t offended by a book that takes atheism to it’s logical conclusion, while actual atheists seem very threatened by the book. See all 6 reviews.