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Design for dying

Author: Timothy Leary; R U Sirius
Publisher: New York. : HarperEdge, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Irreverent, thought-provoking and hilarious, Leary's parting shot pioneers new ways to die and new ways for the living to think about death. Urging us to take control of our deaths (and even to determine when and how we will die). Leary relates his own plan for "directed dying," a death we plan and orchestrate to reflect our own lives and values.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Leary; R U Sirius
ISBN: 006018700X 9780060187002 0060928662 9780060928667
OCLC Number: 36477012
Notes: Parts of this book are paraphrased from previous writings by Timothy Leary.
Description: 239 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Timothy Leary --
Introduction / R. U. Sirius --
1. What Is the Meaning of Life? --
2. Cybernautics: Modern Alchemy --
3. Language --
4. Drugs --
5. Psychology --
6. Mutation --
7. Dying? Throw a House Party! --
8. One Last Taboo for the Road --
9. Design for Approaching Death --
10. Death Is the Ultimate Trip --
11. Picking an Alternative Tech(nique) from the Evolutionary Menu --
12. The Cryonics Option --
13. Nanotechnology --
14. The Twenty-first Century: Cyborgization and Postbiological Immortality Options --
15. Timothy Leary's Final Escape --
Addendum: Timothy Leary's Dying Performance as Remembered by His Friends.
Responsibility: Timothy Leary with R.U. Sirius.

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Irreverent, thought-provoking and hilarious, Leary's parting shot pioneers new ways to die and new ways for the living to think about death. Urging us to take control of our deaths (and even to determine when and how we will die). Leary relates his own plan for "directed dying," a death we plan and orchestrate to reflect our own lives and values.

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