- Title Pages
- Introduction Condensed—the Questing Spirit
- Chapter 1 The Human Is More Than Human
- Chapter 2 Bataille’s Sunand the Ethical Abyss
- Chapter 3 The Post-Man Already Always Rings Twice
- Chapter 4 Stardust Memories
- Chapter 5 A Quick History of Sex
- Chapter 6 Who Is I ?
- Chapter 7 Of Whales and Aliens
- Chapter 8 Thermosemiosis
- Chapter 9 Life Gave Earth the Blues
- Chapter 10 Mousetrap
- Chapter 11 Priests of the Modern Age
- Chapter 12 Metametazoa
- Chapter13 Kermitronics
- Chapter 14 On Doyle on Drugs
- Conclusion Floating in to Spinoza’s Ocean
- (p.53) Chapter 4 Stardust Memories
- Cosmic Apprentice
- University of Minnesota Press
Traces the relationship between the shared and our private world, using as example the writer’s relationship with his father, Carl Sagan, at the time of the filming of Cosmos. Topics include homosexuality, race relations, scientism, and celebrity.
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