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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Immortalism: Ernest Becker and Alan Harrington on Overcoming Biological Limitations
I am forever bewildered by the placating palaver wasted in efforts to quell this irrational horror. Time Travel 1 – Leningrad in Harrinbton irrationality of religious dogma has become clear in our modern time of scientific enlightenment, and — rather than alleviating our anxiety — it has only served to exacerbate it.
Perhaps even more meaningful and inspiring today than it was nearly a half century ago, Harrington delivers both an illuminating historical perspective and call to action for practical science-based “immortality” vs. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
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Some ideas presented within these pages are simply a precursor to atheistic or even satanic theology. Chris rated it it was amazing Jun 18, But when we start to grow a little older —- and when we pause for just a moment —- a faint disquiet begins to intrude on all our scenes. English Choose a language for shopping. Nicos April 14,9: To see harringtom your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The philosophy that accepts death must itself be considered dead, its questions meaningless, its consolations worn out. And while it’s pleasant to imagine achieving lasting immortalisg, it makes no real difference whether I actually shall or, as is overwhelmingly more likely, not.
As a software professional by trade, I think Kurzweil’s ‘rapture of the nerds’ is a far bigger ask. Participation in the transcending cultural drama lends us meaning and enables us to keep such dark concerns out of mind, unconscious, suppressed by the security blanket of social verities enfolding us in comforting embrace.
Within the last few years “[W]e have circled the moon, harnessed nuclear energy, artificially reproduced DNA, and now have the biochemical means to control birth; why should death itself, the Last Enemy, be considered sacred and beyond conquest?
Being a Great Dad for Dummies Jeff Mosier May 18,2: So in the end he was a bit tentative. Did not have stem-cell research and the coming-of-age of biotech and genetic engineering and cloning. Within the last few years “[W]e have circled the moon, harnessed nuclear energy, artificially reproduced DNA, and now have the biochemical means to control birth; why should death itself, the Last Enemy, be considered sacred and beyond conquest?
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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I don’t feel threatened, for the record. The book seems to offend people who are not religious, however, which seems to almost prove some of Harrington’s psychological musings. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment. There is so much more to say and discuss about this book’s content. Maybe I’m tooting my own horn here, but I think it takes a rather sturdy mind to properly interpret immortalists’ worldview.
We can dance, skydive, float in space, build marvelous jetliners, travel, drink wine, get high, write poems together, and more.
Placed on someone’s diss list. Historians don’t die, we just become primary sources. They don’t write ’em like this any more.
Chaithanya B rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Or equally interesting, the attempts of the British empire and its subsequent, less grand iterations cf the tours that pop up in te Papa and elsewhere to evoke the mummified remains of Egyptian boy-kings and solidified Pompeians, and simultaneously tie themselves in a relationship to timelessness and antiquity. Posted by Giovanni Tiso at You should buy book anyway.
The later portions of the book are used to describe what life would be like as immortals and how we ought to move forward into our rolls as such. Be the first to discover new talent!