Timothy Leary


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Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. During a time when drugs such as LSD and psilocybin were legal, Leary conducted experiments at Harvard University under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Both studies produced useful ... more »

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  • ''Science is all metaphor.''
    Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. interview, Sept. 24, 1980. Contemporary Authors, vol. 107 (1983).
  • ''In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.''
    Timothy Leary (b. 1920), U.S. psychologist. Evening Standard (London, February 8, 1989).
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